Help naming a function

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I need to know the name of the function below. I know it has to do with probability but thats all I know.

[tex]\int _{-\infty} ^{\infty}e^{-x^2} dx[/tex]



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I presume you mean [tex] \int e^{-x^2} dx[/tex]. The function [tex]e^{-x^2}[/tex] is the Gaussian function, and the integral is called the Gaussian integral.
 
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Yeah a Gaussian so it's a type of Normal Distribution . The "type" meaning, a normal distribution with certain values for the parameters.

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It seemed to have a different name though. It had like 3 or 4 words to it.
 
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Ahhh cool. I found what I needed. Thanks to both of you!!!!!!!!!!
 

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