Poisson Distribution

Fit parameters of the Poisson distribution to data, evaluate the distribution or its inverse, generate pseudorandom samples

Functions

makedistCreate probability distribution object
fitdistFit probability distribution object to data
distributionFitterOpen Distribution Fitter app
cdfCumulative distribution function
icdfInverse cumulative distribution function
iqrInterquartile range
meanMean of probability distribution
medianMedian of probability distribution
negloglikNegative loglikelihood of probability distribution
paramciConfidence intervals for probability distribution parameters
pdfProbability density function
proflikProfile likelihood function for probability distribution
randomRandom numbers
stdStandard deviation of probability distribution
truncateTruncate probability distribution object
varVariance of probability distribution
poisscdfPoisson cumulative distribution function
poisspdfPoisson probability density function
poissinvPoisson inverse cumulative distribution function
poisstatPoisson mean and variance
poissfitPoisson parameter estimates
poissrnd Random numbers from Poisson distribution

Objects

PoissonDistributionPoisson probability distribution object

Topics

Poisson Distribution

The Poisson distribution is appropriate for applications that involve counting the number of times a random event occurs in a given amount of time, distance, area, and so on.