# R - Binomial Distribution

The binomial distribution model deals with finding the probability of success of an event which has only two possible outcomes in a series of experiments. For example, tossing of a coin always gives a head or a tail. The probability of finding exactly 3 heads in tossing a coin repeatedly for 10 times is estimated during the binomial distribution.

R has four in-built functions to generate binomial distribution. They are described below.

dbinom(x, size, prob) pbinom(x, size, prob) qbinom(p, size, prob) rbinom(n, size, prob)

Following is the description of the parameters used −

**x**is a vector of numbers.**p**is a vector of probabilities.**n**is number of observations.**size**is the number of trials.**prob**is the probability of success of each trial.

## dbinom()

This function gives the probability density distribution at each point.

Live Demo# Create a sample of 50 numbers which are incremented by 1. x <- seq(0,50,by = 1) # Create the binomial distribution. y <- dbinom(x,50,0.5) # Give the chart file a name. png(file = "dbinom.png") # Plot the graph for this sample. plot(x,y) # Save the file. dev.off()

When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −

## pbinom()

This function gives the cumulative probability of an event. It is a single value representing the probability.

Live Demo# Probability of getting 26 or less heads from a 51 tosses of a coin. x <- pbinom(26,51,0.5) print(x)

When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −

[1] 0.610116

## qbinom()

This function takes the probability value and gives a number whose cumulative value matches the probability value.

Live Demo# How many heads will have a probability of 0.25 will come out when a coin # is tossed 51 times. x <- qbinom(0.25,51,1/2) print(x)

When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −

[1] 23

## rbinom()

This function generates required number of random values of given probability from a given sample.

Live Demo# Find 8 random values from a sample of 150 with probability of 0.4. x <- rbinom(8,150,.4) print(x)

When we execute the above code, it produces the following result −

[1] 58 61 59 66 55 60 61 67