Poisson Distribution

Initializing live version
Download to Desktop

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products.

Streams of events in time that satisfy certain conditions can form what is called a Poisson process. The number of events observed in a unit of time follows a Poisson distribution. Use the slider to adjust the "intensity" of the process—the average number of events in a unit of time—and watch how the overall distribution changes.

Contributed by: Chris Boucher (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




Feedback (field required)
Email (field required) Name
Occupation Organization
Note: Your message & contact information may be shared with the author of any specific Demonstration for which you give feedback.