RandomVariables
Class BinomialVariable

java.lang.Object
  extended byStatistics.RandomVariable
      extended byRandomVariables.BinomialVariable

public class BinomialVariable
extends RandomVariable

Binomial B(n,p) variable X. A trial with probability p of success is repeated n times. X is the number of successes.


Constructor Summary
BinomialVariable(int n, double p)
          Parameters of the binomial distribution:,/p>
 
Method Summary
 double analyticMean()
          Unconditional mean given by exact formula.
 double analyticVariance()
          Unconditional variance given by exact formula.
 cern.jet.random.Binomial getBinomialDistribution()
          The underlying cern.jet.random.Binomial Binomial distribution.
 double getValue(int t)
          A new sample from the distribution of X conditioned on information available at time t.
static void main(java.lang.String[] args)
          Allocates a Binomial variable and compares the analytic mean and variance to Monte Carlo mean and variance over a sample of size 100,000.
 
Methods inherited from class Statistics.RandomVariable
analyticCentralMoment, analyticConditionalCentraMoment, analyticConditionalMean, analyticConditionalMoment, analyticConditionalVariance, analyticMoment, basicHistogram, centered_X, conditionalEmpiricalDistribution, conditionalExpectation, conditionalExpectation, conditionalExpectation, conditionalExpectation, conditionalExpectation, conditionalHistogram, conditionalHistogram, conditionalMeanAndStandardDeviation, conditionalMeanAndStandardDeviation, conditionalMeanAndStandardDeviation, conditionalMeanAndStandardDeviation, conditionalMoment, conditionalVariance, cumulativeDistributionFunction, displayConditionalHistogram, displayConditionalHistogram, displayConditionalHistogram, displayConditionalHistogram, displayHistogram, displayHistogram, displayHistogram, displayHistogram, div, empiricalDistribution, expectation, expectation, expectation, expectation, expectation, fillSampleSet, get_empiricalDistributionIsInitialized, get_hasAnalyticCentralMoment, get_hasAnalyticMean, get_hasAnalyticMoment, get_hasAnalyticVariance, get_hasConditionalAnalyticCentralMoment, get_hasConditionalAnalyticMean, get_hasConditionalAnalyticMoment, get_hasConditionalAnalyticVariance, histogram, histogram, initEmpiricalDistribution, meanAndStandardDeviation, meanAndStandardDeviation, meanAndStandardDeviation, meanAndStandardDeviation, minus, mult, plus, quantile, scale, setHasAnalyticMean, setHasAnalyticVariance, variance
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

BinomialVariable

public BinomialVariable(int n,
                        double p)

Parameters of the binomial distribution:,/p>

Parameters:
n - number of trials.
p - probability of success.
Method Detail

analyticMean

public double analyticMean()
Description copied from class: RandomVariable

Unconditional mean given by exact formula.

Since in general there are no analytic formulas the default is an error message and program abort. Override this in special cases where analytic formulas do exist.

Overrides:
analyticMean in class RandomVariable

analyticVariance

public double analyticVariance()
Description copied from class: RandomVariable

Unconditional variance given by exact formula.

Since in general there are no analytic formulas the default is an error message and program abort. Override this in special cases where analytic formulas do exist.

Overrides:
analyticVariance in class RandomVariable

getBinomialDistribution

public cern.jet.random.Binomial getBinomialDistribution()
The underlying cern.jet.random.Binomial Binomial distribution. Much additional functionality. See the javdoc of the colt distribution.


getValue

public double getValue(int t)
Description copied from class: RandomVariable

A new sample from the distribution of X conditioned on information available at time t.

This is the crucial method defining the random variable and information structure.

Specified by:
getValue in class RandomVariable
Parameters:
t - time - ingnored no sense of time defined (no conditioning in this context).

main

public static void main(java.lang.String[] args)
Allocates a Binomial variable and compares the analytic mean and variance to Monte Carlo mean and variance over a sample of size 100,000. A smoothed histogram is shown also.

WARNING: histogram is smoothed, smooths out the discrete nature of the distribution.