Multinomial probabilities

This macro calculates multinomial probabilities for user-specified observed numbers and probabilities of success.

Download the Macro

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Required Inputs

  • A column containing the frequencies (integer counts), with as many rows as there are possible values for the multinomial random variable
  • A column containing the corresponding probabilities of success

Running the Macro

Suppose the observed numbers are in C1 and the probabilities are in C2. To run the macro, choose Edit > Command Line Editor and type:


Click Submit Commands.

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