Existence of extensions and product extensions for discrete probability distributions

  title={Existence of extensions and product extensions for discrete probability distributions},
  author={Francesco M. Malvestuto},
  journal={Discrete Mathematics},
Three or more probability distributions may be pairwise compatible but not collectively compatible, in the sense that they admit no common extensions. However, pairwise compatibility proves to be a necessary and sufficient condition for collective compatibility when the underlying system of distribution schemes is “acyclic”. If this is the case, then (and only then) do the distributions admit a product extension, whose expression can be computed by a simple algorithm* 

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