Poisson distribution

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a theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large

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These binary data are processed with Poisson statistics to obtain absolute quantification (21).
The number of template molecules in the original sample can be calculated from the fraction of positive reactions using Poisson statistics.
Appendices address Poisson statistics, parametric amplification, the density of states, low-dimensional semiconductor structures, nuclear magnetic resonance, and Bose-Einstein condensation.
The data show deviations from the expected sine behavior, which cannot be accounted for by Poisson statistics, see Fig.
Statistical significance was calculated using Poisson statistics for the number of responders to each peptide within the data set.