# Talk:moment-generating function

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## not a probability distribution[edit]

For a real- or complex-valued probability distribution, the moment-generating function—if it exists—is a real or complex function, not itself a probability distribution. The same is true of the characteristic function (in the probability theory definition of the term, which is different from the definition we currently list for the term)

46.115.109.155 16:02, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

- OK, this is a wiki - correct anything that you
**know**to be wrong. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:06, 25 November 2012 (UTC)- By the way, if you have a good knowledge of maths, and know how to define maths terms using the English language (rather than using symbols), please look at Category:Citations of undefined terms - there are quite a few maths terms there that need definitions. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:09, 25 November 2012 (UTC)