Column Distributions (Data Mining)
In Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, you can define column distributions in a mining structure, to affect how algorithms process the data in those columns when you create mining models. For some algorithms, it is useful to define the distribution of any continuous columns before you process the model, if the columns are known to contain common distributions of values. If you do not define the distributions, the resulting mining models may produce less accurate predictions than if the distributions were defined, because the algorithms will have less information from which to interpret the data.
The algorithms that are available in Analysis Services support the following distribution types:
For more information about the algorithms that Analysis Services provides, see Data Mining Algorithms (Analysis Services - Data Mining).