# Questions tagged [poisson-binomial]

A discrete probability distribution corresponding to the sum of independent Bernoulli trials that are not necessarily identically distributed.

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### Poisson Binomial Distribution - confidence intervals

I'm working on a project which involves multiple trials for which the probability of success is not the same across trials. Given the unequal probabilities per trial, I'm using the Poisson Binomial ...
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### How to model a recursive probabilistic experiment?

I have a theoretical experiment as follows: We have two boxes A and B, and N unfair coins (each has different probability for showing Heads). At the beginning, box A contains all N coins and box B ...
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### Which kind of diagnostic plots for count data? [duplicate]

I know that for an lm model is enough to run plot(model_lm) to get diagnostic plots. I am dealing with high-dimensional count ...
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### Expected value of $e^{sP}$ where s is a complex number and P is a Poisson rv

For each positive integer $N$, let $B_N$ be a binomial $(N,1/3)$ random variable and $P$ be a Poisson(5) random variable. I am trying to understand the statistics of $B_P$. Could someone please hint ...
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### Limit behavior of “weighted” Poisson Binomial distribution

Given $X_n \sim \operatorname{Binomial}(n, p_n)$ it is known by the Poisson Limit Theorem that as $n \to \infty$ that $$X_n \to \operatorname{Poisson}(np_n).$$ This can be generalized to hold for ...
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### Poisson-binomial vs. Beta-binomial

I have N distinct bernoulli trials with a distinct probability for each trial given by, P=(p1, p2, ..., pN). I want to know the distribution of the number of successes. Given that I know P, I can ...
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### Partial imputation of missing dates

I'm working with dataframes (one for each of 185 locations) that shows sums of occurrences for each calendar date. There are no 0 values for occurrences in the entire dataset. There are several ...
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### Given an observed sample from a binomial distribution, how do I solve for the probability distribution of possible 'p' values?

Let's say I have an 'unfair' coin, for which I'm interested in estimating the 'heads' likelihood or 'p' value. Knowing nothing about the coin, the distribution of probable 'p' values is a uniform ...
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### Sum of independent binomially distributed variables (with different p's)?

The sum of independent variables each following binomial distributions $B(N_i,p_i)$ is also binomial if all $p_i = p$ are equal (in this case the sum follows $B(\sum_i N_i, p)$. If the $p_i$ are ...
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### How do I propagate error for a Poisson-binomial distribution (sum of probability estimates with standard deviations)

My question is about quantifying the uncertainty associated with a sum of several probabilities, in a case where the probabilities are unequal and are themselves estimates with associated uncertainty (...
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### Probability mass function with variable probability? [duplicate]

I would like to calculate the probability of a certain result coming out at least 'x' times in 'n' attempts when the probability of result varies on every attempt; all attempts are independent events. ...
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### Comparing two rates: Poisson test or Fisher test (or logistic regression)

I have a setting in which I want to compare the rate of two count quantities under two different conditions. This can be achieved in two ways: either using a Poisson test, comparing the cases and ...
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### How to go from given incidences in 24 years to annual probability?

For a biostatistics class, I have to determine the annual probability of at least one heart attack for various groups of given data that was collected over a period of 24 years. I won't put all the ...
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### Standard error of the success rate of a collection of different binomial distributions (whose success rates need to be estimated)

I would like to estimate the correct percentage of tweets that are written in a particular language from a collection of followers of a given account . The goal is to compare different accounts to ...
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### Poisson Binomial Distribution

What are the best possible bounds for the Poisson Binomial Distribution's tails? I need the bounds, because in my problem, I don't have the exact value of the probabilities $p_i$ related to the ...
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### Probability distribution of two different probabilities

I have a problem that I was able to reduce to the following statement: What is the probability of throwing at least k ones when throwing n fair six-sided dice and m fair eight-sided dice? ...
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### Success of Bernoulli trials with different probabilities and without replacement

Assuming $n$ independent Bernoulli trials with different probabilities, the Poisson binomial distribution is the discrete probability distribution that describes the number of $X$ successes. A ...
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