VoseCombined | Vose Software


See also: Vose Combined Distribution window, Distributions used in modeling expert opinion, Incorporating differences in expert opinions


Constructs a new custom distribution of a number of different distributions. Use this function to model the opinions of different experts. Weights are assigned to each of the distributions, reflecting the relative confidence we have in them.

  • {distributions} - an array of distribution objects

  • {weights} - the weights assigned to each distribution. These should be proportional to the confidence you have in the individual estimates.

  • {names} - (optional) array with names for each distribution.

  • U - optional parameter specifying the cumulative percentile of the distribution. If omitted the function generates random values.

The function combines the distributions using the linear opinion pool method described in Stone (1961).
See Vose Combined Distribution window for an explanation about the ModelRisk window corresponding to this function.

VoseFunctions for this custom distribution

VoseCombined generates values from this distribution or calculates a percentile.

VoseCombinedObject constructs a distribution object for this distribution.

VoseCombinedProb returns the probability density or cumulative distribution function for this distribution.

VoseCombinedProb10 returns the log10 of the probability density or cumulative distribution function.