Confidence Intervals for Poisson Distribution Parameter
Abstract
Results of numerical procedure of constructing confidence intervals for parameter of the Poisson distribution of signal events in the presence of background events with known value of parameter of Poisson distribution are presented. It is shown that the used procedure has both the Bayesian and frequentist interpretations. Also the possibility to construct a continuous analogue of the Poisson distribution to search the bounds of confidence intervals for the parameter of the Poisson distribution is discussed.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 2001
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepex/0108020
 Bibcode:
 2001hep.ex....8020B
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Experiment;
 Physics  Data Analysis;
 Statistics and Probability
 EPrint:
 1 latex file (19 pages), 5 figures