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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] meaning of "support" in distributions classes
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2011 04:46:55 GMT
On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:

> We don't precisely define what we mean by the support of a distribution
> anywhere.  I have been assuming that we mean the smallest closed set such
> that its complement has probability 0.


Why closed?

Why not just the smallest set such that the complement has probability 0?

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