Workshop08 - CHEN 3010 Applied Data Analysis Fall 2004...

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CHEN 3010 Applied Data Analysis Fall 2004 Group Members: _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ Workshop 8: The Poisson Process, Poisson Distribution and Exponential Distribution Objective: Poisson processes are encountered frequently in everyday applications involving the rate at which discrete events occur. In this workshop, you are going to attempt to ascertain if traffic patterns on US36 between Boulder and Lyons are well described by a Poisson process, distribution and exponential distribution. Directions: 1. Proceed with your group to a labstation in the HP Plaza outside the classroom. One of your group members should log onto the computer there. 2. Download the file TrafficData.xls file from the Spreadsheets folder on the course web site to your work area on the ITLL computer network. Launch Excel, opening this file. 3. Examine the data (obtained by Prof. Clough and his wife lurking in the dark outside the Greenbrier Restaurant). Create, in column D, a column of values corresponding to the total number of seconds since the beginning of the collection period. Then, in column E, create a set of values representing the time intervals between events. Add headings to these
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course CHEN 3010 taught by Professor Kompala,dh during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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