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Given the first n moments or central moments or cumulants (I don't care which) of a probability distribution, is there a standard procedure for estimating its functional form?

For example, I know that given the mean and variance of a distribution, it's fairly standard to assume that it's Gaussian. Is there a more general method?

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# Estimating a Probability Distribution

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