BinomialDistribution
org.apache.commons.math3.distribution

Class BinomialDistribution

    • Constructor Detail

      • BinomialDistribution

        public BinomialDistribution(int trials,                    double p)
        Create a binomial distribution with the given number of trials and probability of success.
        Parameters:
        trials - Number of trials.
        p - Probability of success.
        Throws:
        NotPositiveException - if trials < 0.
        OutOfRangeException - if p < 0 or p > 1.
      • BinomialDistribution

        public BinomialDistribution(RandomGenerator rng,                    int trials,                    double p)
        Creates a binomial distribution.
        Parameters:
        rng - Random number generator.
        trials - Number of trials.
        p - Probability of success.
        Throws:
        NotPositiveException - if trials < 0.
        OutOfRangeException - if p < 0 or p > 1.
    • Method Detail

      • getNumberOfTrials

        public int getNumberOfTrials()
        Access the number of trials for this distribution.
        Returns:
        the number of trials.
      • getProbabilityOfSuccess

        public double getProbabilityOfSuccess()
        Access the probability of success for this distribution.
        Returns:
        the probability of success.
      • probability

        public double probability(int x)
        For a random variable X whose values are distributed according to this distribution, this method returns P(X = x). In other words, this method represents the probability mass function (PMF) for the distribution.
        Parameters:
        x - the point at which the PMF is evaluated
        Returns:
        the value of the probability mass function at x
      • logProbability

        public double logProbability(int x)
        For a random variable X whose values are distributed according to this distribution, this method returns log(P(X = x)), where log is the natural logarithm. In other words, this method represents the logarithm of the probability mass function (PMF) for the distribution. Note that due to the floating point precision and under/overflow issues, this method will for some distributions be more precise and faster than computing the logarithm of IntegerDistribution.probability(int).

        The default implementation simply computes the logarithm of probability(x).

        Overrides:
        logProbability in class AbstractIntegerDistribution
        Parameters:
        x - the point at which the PMF is evaluated
        Returns:
        the logarithm of the value of the probability mass function at x
      • cumulativeProbability

        public double cumulativeProbability(int x)
        For a random variable X whose values are distributed according to this distribution, this method returns P(X <= x). In other words, this method represents the (cumulative) distribution function (CDF) for this distribution.
        Parameters:
        x - the point at which the CDF is evaluated
        Returns:
        the probability that a random variable with this distribution takes a value less than or equal to x
      • getNumericalMean

        public double getNumericalMean()
        Use this method to get the numerical value of the mean of this distribution. For n trials and probability parameter p, the mean is n * p.
        Returns:
        the mean or Double.NaN if it is not defined
      • getNumericalVariance

        public double getNumericalVariance()
        Use this method to get the numerical value of the variance of this distribution. For n trials and probability parameter p, the variance is n * p * (1 - p).
        Returns:
        the variance (possibly Double.POSITIVE_INFINITY or Double.NaN if it is not defined)
      • getSupportLowerBound

        public int getSupportLowerBound()
        Access the lower bound of the support. This method must return the same value as inverseCumulativeProbability(0). In other words, this method must return

        inf {x in Z | P(X <= x) > 0}.

        The lower bound of the support is always 0 except for the probability parameter p = 1.
        Returns:
        lower bound of the support (0 or the number of trials)
      • getSupportUpperBound

        public int getSupportUpperBound()
        Access the upper bound of the support. This method must return the same value as inverseCumulativeProbability(1). In other words, this method must return

        inf {x in R | P(X <= x) = 1}.

        The upper bound of the support is the number of trials except for the probability parameter p = 0.
        Returns:
        upper bound of the support (number of trials or 0)
      • isSupportConnected

        public boolean isSupportConnected()
        Use this method to get information about whether the support is connected, i.e. whether all integers between the lower and upper bound of the support are included in the support. The support of this distribution is connected.
        Returns:
        true

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