Integrated Pearson family and orthogonality of the Rodrigues polynomials: A review including new results and an alternative classification of the Pearson system
An alternative classification of the Pearson family of probability densities is related to the orthogonality of the corresponding Rodrigues polynomials. This leads to a subset of the ordinary Pearson system, the so-called Integrated Pearson Family. Basic properties of this family are discussed and reviewed, and some new results are presented. A detailed comparison between the Integrated Pearson Family and the ordinary Pearson system is presented, including an algorithm that enables one to decide whether a given Pearson density belongs, or not, to the integrated system. Recurrences between the derivatives of the corresponding orthonormal polynomials are also given.