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Poisson Distribution
The following functions are associated with the Poisson equation:
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dpois(k, λ)—Returns the probability density for value k.
ppois(k, λ)—Returns the cumulative probability distribution for value k.
qpois(p, λ)—Returns inverse cumulative probability distribution for probability p.
rpois(m, λ)—Returns a vector of m random numbers having the Poisson distribution.
k is a scalar or vector of real values, k ≥ 0. To allow integration and other operations over this argument, values outside of the stated range are allowed, but they produce a 0 result.
λ is a real mean, λ > 0.
p is a real probability, 0 ≤ p ≤ 1.
m is an integer, m > 0.
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