The Poisson distribution is a well-known statistical discrete distribution. It expresses the probability of a number of events (or failures, arrivals, occurrences ...) occurring in a fixed period of time, provided these events occur with a known mean rate λ (events/time), and are independent of the time since the last event.
 
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In probability theory and statistics, the Poisson distribution is a discrete probability distribution that expresses the probability of a given number of events occurring in a fixed interval of time and/or space if these events occur with a known average rate and independently of the time since the last event. The Poisson distribution can also Read More →