id: 06503237
dt: j
an: 2015f.00891
au: Griffiths, Martin; Casbolt, William
ti: The lazy manâ€™s binomial distribution.
so: Math. Spectr. 48, No. 1, 6-10 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Applied Probability Trust (APT) c/o University of Sheffield, School of
Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS), Sheffield
la: EN
cc: K60 N50
ut: binomial distribution; probability; approximation
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ab: Summary: We consider the approximation of one particular probability model
by another for which the associated sampling procedure requires a
little less effort. Since this approximation arises through sheer
laziness rather than for any sound mathematical reasons, we wanted to
investigate the price we would have to pay in terms of the sizes of the
relative errors that arise under various scenarios associated with
these distributions. Both exact and asymptotic results are obtained.
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