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problem with ExpectedValue[xx-x, PoissonDistribution[m],x]

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  • Subject: [mg50126] problem with ExpectedValue[xx-x, PoissonDistribution[m],x]
  • From: W Randolph Franklin <math at wrfranklinNOSPAM.org>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 06:45:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

(This is a repeat of my posting of Aug 5, since there were no
replies, and I am still interested in the answer.)

Why can Mathematica not evaluate 

ExpectedValue[x x  -  x, PoissonDistribution[m], x]

?

It can correctly evaluate all the following:

ExpectedValue[x x , PoissonDistribution[m], x]
ExpectedValue[x  , PoissonDistribution[m], x]
ExpectedValue[x  x  + x , PoissonDistribution[m], x]
ExpectedValue[x  x  + a x , PoissonDistribution[m], x]

Is it anticipating to think that I've found a Mathematica bug,
in my first hour of using Mathematica?  (If so, that's rather
good for me and new SW packages).

Thanks.

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