Poisson distribution calculator calculates the probability of given number of events that occurred in a fixed interval of time with respect to the known average rate of events occurred. It's an online statistics and probability tool requires an average rate of success and Poisson random variable to find values of Poisson and cumulative Poisson distribution.
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The Poisson distribution is a probability distribution. It represents the probability of some number of events occurring during some time period. The Poisson distribution can also be used for the number of events in other intervals such as distance, area or volume. If the number of trials becomes larger and larger as the probability of successes becomes smaller and smaller, then the binomial distribution becomes the Poisson distribution. There are some properties of the Poisson distribution:
To calculate the Poisson distribution, we need to know the average number of events. This value is called the rate of success, and it is usually denoted by $\lambda$. The probability of a certain number of occurrences is derived by the following formula:
Poisson distribution is important in many fields, for example in biology, telecommunication, astronomy, engineering, financial sectors, radioactivity, sports, surveys, IT sectors, etc to find the number of events occurred in fixed time intervals. For instance, the Poisson distribution calculator can be applied in the following situations: