Statistics 101: Introduction to the Poisson Distribution In this video we discuss the basic characteristics of the Poisson Distribution using a real-world example involving a checkout line at a supermarket. Having a basic understanding of the binomial distribution is helpful, but not necessary. I also show you how to calculate Poisson probabilities on at TI […]

An introduction to the Poisson distribution. I discuss the conditions required for a random variable to have a Poisson distribution. work through a simple calculation example, and briefly discuss the relationship between the binomial distribution and the Poisson distributions. Video Rating: / 5

I work through a few probability examples based on some common discrete probability distributions (binomial, Poisson, hypergeometric, geometric — but not necessarily in this order). I assume that you’ve been previously introduced to these distributions (although this isn’t necessary for the geometric problem, as the probability is easily calculated from basic probability rules). Students sometimes […]

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