# Tutorial on large deviations for the binomial distribution

@article{Arratia1989TutorialOL, title={Tutorial on large deviations for the binomial distribution}, author={Richard Arratia and Louis Gordon}, journal={Bulletin of Mathematical Biology}, year={1989}, volume={51}, pages={125-131} }

We present, in an easy to use form, the large deviation theory of the binomial distribution: how to approximate the probability ofk or more successes inn independent trials, each with success probabilityp, when the specified fraction of successes,a≡k/n, satisfies 0

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