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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Statistical significance was calculated using Poisson statistics for the number of responders to each peptide within the data set.
Here, we provide an improvement on the Alu-HIV PCR assay by applying Poisson statistics to the percent positive method.
Criteria for deciding the quality of the fit include the reduced chi-square, [chi square], whose value, for ideal Poisson statistics, should be exactly 1.00, and the plot of the weighted residuals, which ought to have a random distribution around zero.