# Draft:Gaussian distribution

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A **Gaussian distribution** is a type of frequency curve used in statistics that describes statistics such as average and standard deviation. Aspects of these kinds of distributions are often used in arguments to demonstrate a point (sometimes fallaciously) regarding patterns, trends, averages, et cetera. A standard Gaussian distribution is such that the standard variance is one (unit variance) and such that the most likely something can occur is 1 (100%). As such, the standard Gaussian distribution may be written in the form: The Gaussian distribution is a specific kind of the more general Gaussian function^{}.

## Alternative names[edit]

Normal distribution