Re: [R] Likelihood of deviation

From: David Winsemius <>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:19:57 -0400

On Mar 25, 2011, at 12:17 PM, Michael Hecker wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a dataset of 78.903 news articles pertaining to 340 corporate
> takeovers.
> Mean 231.3871 [articles per takeover]
> Std. Dev. 673.6395
> I would like to calculate the probability of a certain number of
> news articles if I had more takeovers available.
> How likely is it to have X articles if I had Y takeovers?

You should submit homework ( or self-learning-general-stats questions) to other lists. In the old days this meant one of the sci.stat.* groups, but they are now over-run by spammers. Now the website is probably the best resource.


David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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