Integrated Pearson family and orthogonality of the Rodrigues polynomials: A review including new results and an alternative classification of the Pearson system

G. Afendras, N. Papadatos
2015 Applicationes Mathematicae  
An alternative classification of the Pearson family of probability densities is related to the orthogonality of the corresponding Rodrigues polynomials. This leads to a subset of the ordinary Pearson system, the Integrated Pearson Family. Basic properties of this family are discussed and reviewed, and some new results are presented. A detailed comparison between the integrated Pearson family and the ordinary Pearson system is presented, including an algorithm that enables to decide whether a
more » ... decide whether a given Pearson density belongs to the integrated system, or not. Recurrences between the derivatives of the corresponding orthonormal polynomial systems are also given.
doi:10.4064/am42-2-9 fatcat:azqdrar7ovhmbamav4fxirv5ii