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The exponential distribution follows from exponentiating a linear function, while the normal distribution follows from exponentiating a quadratic function. Do the distributions that follow from exponentiating functions of 3rd or higher degree have names or uses?

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Such distributions would be part of the exponential family. I don't think they have a special name, though.

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