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Name: Composite Trials
ID: m23256
Language: English (en)
Summary: We examine how to model composite trials in terms of events determined by the components of the trials. In the subsequent section, we illustrate this approach in the important special case of Bernoulli trials, in which each outcome results in a success or failure to achieve a specified condition.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: bernoulli, binomial, btdata and bt, component events, ibinom and cbinom, matlab, minterm expnsion
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Paul E Pfeiffer (
Copyright Holders: Paul E Pfeiffer (
Maintainers: Paul E Pfeiffer (, Daniel Williamson (, C. Sidney Burrus (

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Apr 15, 2009 2:42 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Sep 18, 2009 11:54 am +0000


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Version History

Version: 1.7 Sep 18, 2009 11:54 am +0000 by Daniel Williamson
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Version: 1.6 Jul 27, 2009 11:42 am +0000 by Daniel Williamson
disjoint union fix

Version: 1.5 Jun 19, 2009 10:59 am +0000 by Daniel Williamson
m-file fixes, supplemental links, metadata updated

Version: 1.4 Jun 9, 2009 4:58 pm +0000 by Daniel Williamson
updated links, images, and accessibility

Version: 1.3 May 26, 2009 4:11 pm +0000 by Daniel Williamson
fixed module names, and updated content structure

Version: 1.2 May 13, 2009 4:45 pm +0000 by Paul E Pfeiffer

Version: 1.1 May 13, 2009 12:02 pm +0000 by Paul E Pfeiffer

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