Column: Technical Aids: A Program for Tables of the Binomial and Hypergeometric Distributions

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Nelson, Lloyd S.   (1994, ASQC)  

Journal of Quality Technology    Vol. 26    No. 4
QICID: 11394    October 1994    pp. 318-321
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Article Abstract

Bound statistical tables are being replaced by software for personal computers. The accompanying BASIC program is based on work done by Dwass (1979) in which he derived a general distribution that included the binomial and the hypergeometric distributions as special cases. He also provided a 20-line, bare-bones BASIC program that yields both binomial and hypergeometric values. The program output was illustrated with an eight-place table of binomial probabilities.The program given here uses the same logic but a user-friendly format. The output provides a handy tabular format for the probabilities of both distributions. Examples illustrate the uses of these tables.

Keywords

Binomial distribution


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