Poisson Distribution

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Poisson Distribution

In statistics, a distribution representing the probability of a random event that occurs at regular intervals on average. Each event occurs independently of every other one.
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If the mean of the Poisson random variable X is [lambda]/[alpha], then we have
n] converges weakly to a Poisson random variable [PSI] with parameter [lambda] = - (ln(1 - c) + c)/2.
z], where N(z) is a Poisson random variable with parameter z.
The variance of a Poisson random variable is equal to its mean, so that Var(y.