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**Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

This demonstration allows you to view the binomial distribution and the normal approximation to it as a function of the probability of a success on a given trial and the number of trials. It can be used to compute binomial probabilities and normal approximations of those probabilities.
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Source http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/rvls.html
Email Address lane@rice.edu
Date Of Record Creation 2005-03-24 18:50:12
Date Of Record Release 2005-05-12 16:31:09
Date Last Modified 2012-04-02 14:38:24
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Author's Name David M. Lane
Author's Organization Rice University
Technical Requirements Java enabled browser
Comments Users note: the maximum value of n appears to be unlimited but the graphing feature fails after n=1020. The links do not take the user to any other websites. It appears that this applet needs to be updated. The version of Internet explorer recommended for Window users is version 4 (no mention to Firefox). The lines for the graph will often go above the actual curve, which takes away from graphical presentation.
Source Code Available Yes
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Date Record Checked: 2004-03-16 00:00:00

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