Finding the probability distribution of a dataset

#1
Hello,
I have a dataset of 100 numbers. The numbers seem to be random. I wanna find the probability distribution of the dataset. How can I do it mathematically? I would really appreciate a reply.
Thank you

Sujeeth Kumaravel
 

ledzep

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#2
What kind of numbers do you have? Continuous, counts, binary?
You can look at the histogram and see if it normal or skewed...
 

Dason

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#4
What you're asking to do is quite broad. Is it possible to choose an exact probability distribution? No - that wouldn't be possible. If you have a list of possible forms of probability distributions then you can choose between them. You can create a density estimate for the probability distribution which might in turn help you decide if you want to try to model it using a parametric form or you could just keep the density estimate as your estimate of the probability distribution directly.

But there are literally an uncountable number of possible probability distributions.
 
#7
If you have access to minitab, there is an option under 'stats' to use their 'Individual Distribution Identification' to test how different distributions fit your current data