Parameters for negbinomial Function? - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html) +--- Forum: HP Prime (/forum-5.html) +--- Thread: Parameters for negbinomial Function? (/thread-6568.html) Parameters for negbinomial Function? - mark4flies - 07-16-2016 10:02 PM I do not understand the description of the negbinomial function in the Help system. My understanding of this probability mass function is that it provides the probability of r successes out of x trials when the probability of a success is equal to p. The HP Prime computation is P(X=x) = COMB(x-1,r-1)*(p^r)*(1-p)^(x-r). I defined a user function this way and confirmed its results. I want to use the built-in function negbinomial(n,k,x) but I do not understand the parameters. How do n, k, and x here relate to the x, r, and p above? Thanks! RE: Parameters for negbinomial Function? - parisse - 07-17-2016 06:49 AM Quote:In probability theory and statistics, the negative binomial distribution is a discrete probability distribution of the number of successes in a sequence of independent and identically distributed Bernoulli trials before a specified (non-random) number of failures (denoted r) occurs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_binomial_distribution