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Binomial Distribution

Statistical Theory and Methods

  1. Marc Hallin1,2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn100

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Hallin, M. 2013. Binomial Distribution. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.

Author Information

  1. 1

    ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

  2. 2

    ORFE, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


This article briefly summarizes, for the purpose of easy reference, the definition and main properties of binomial distributions.


  • Bernoulli distribution;
  • binomial distribution;
  • Poisson distribution;
  • exponential family;
  • De Moivre–Laplace theorem