CHAPTER 6

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Discrete Probability Distributions

In Chapter 6, you learn how to use R for the binomial distribution and the Poisson distribution. We quickly review the characteristics of a discrete probability distribution, and then you learn the various functions in R that make it easy to work with both discrete and continuous distributions.

A discrete probability must satisfy the following conditions:

  • The sum of the probabilities is 1.
  • The probability of any particular outcome is between 0 and 1.
  • The list of simple outcomes is exhaustive (there are no other possible outcomes) and mutually exclusive (no outcome can be in more than one category). ...

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