Interpretation of Gaussian Distribution

When we deal with large amount of data, we can’t have specific rules for each and every instance. We have to come up with a model which defines the whole data. This model can then be used to analyze unknown inputs. More often than not, the data has some underlying pattern. When we think of a model, we extract specific characteristics from the data and come up with a formulation which best explains the behavior of the data. One of the most frequently occurring pattern is the Gaussian Distribution. It is used almost everywhere in science and technology. But what is it exactly? Why do we need it?   Continue reading