The Poisson Binomial Distribution

Implementation of both the exact and approximation methods for computing the cdf of the Poisson binomial distribution as described in Hong (2013) . It also provides the pmf, quantile function, and random number generation for the Poisson binomial distribution. The C code for fast Fourier transformation (FFT) is written by R Core Team (2019)<>, which implements the FFT algorithm in Singleton (1969) .


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1.5 by Yili Hong, 2 years ago

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Authors: Yili Hong [aut, cre] , R Core Team [aut, cph]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

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Imported by FEprovideR, GGMnonreg, SSDM, ecospat.

Depended on by BaySIC, ROCS, sgof.

Suggested by forrel.

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