# Other Distributions

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# Laplace distribution

This is defined as follows:

where $\gamma$ is the "constricting" factor. The smaller the $\gamma$, the sharper the peak.

# Dirac distribution

If all the mass in a distribution is in a singular point, we arrive at the Dirac Delta function. The PDF of $\delta$ is infinite at $x = \mu$ and zero everywhere else, and the integral of the PDF is 1. As such, it's less of a "function" and more of a distribution

## Empirical distribution

If you are given a bunch of points, the following will maximize the likelihood of the data:

(if you think about it, it's kinda obvious)