Index: The Book of Statistical ProofsProbability Distributions ▷ Univariate discrete distributions ▷ Poisson distribution ▷ Definition

Definition: Let $X$ be a random variable. Then, $X$ is said to follow a Poisson distribution with rate $\lambda$

\[\label{eq:poiss} X \sim \mathrm{Poiss}(\lambda) \; ,\]

if and only if its probability mass function is given by

\[\label{eq:poiss-pmf} \mathrm{Poiss}(x; \lambda) = \frac{\lambda^x \, e^{-\lambda}}{x!}\]

where $x \in \mathbb{N}_0$ and $\lambda > 0$.


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