
06503237
j
2015f.00891
Griffiths, Martin
Casbolt, William
The lazy man's binomial distribution.
Math. Spectr. 48, No. 1, 610 (2015).
2015
Applied Probability Trust (APT) c/o University of Sheffield, School of Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS), Sheffield
EN
K60
N50
binomial distribution
probability
approximation
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.