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Probability :: discrete :: Poisson


Probability :: discrete :: Poisson

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By means of three spin buttons, the user changes the values of lambda and two values of the discrete random variable X. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf are updated automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this module should be intuitive.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: February 27, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 20, 2011


  • Editor Review avg: 3 rating
  • User Rating: 3 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (none)
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Microsoft Excel (Windows)
Language: English
Material Version: Excel 2000
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Allison Davidson
4 years ago

Allison Davidson (Student)

The applet worked fine, it was clear enough to use, user friendly, good graphics of the PDF and CDF. If you happen to be going over something like that in the classroom, I think it could be helpful for a visualization for the students.