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Robert Creamer

Interesting - I hadn't realised that.

I guess there must exist another process that would create a normal distribution. Obviously it wouldn't be a simple linear transformation.
Does it have a name?


RC: the other process is called "normalization". One popular transform is to take the square root. You can infer from the normal probability plots that you need a transform that is non-linear, that pulls in the extreme values more severely than the middle values.

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