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hypergeometric_cdf.m

## Copyright (C) 1997  Kurt Hornik
## 
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## Compute the cumulative distribution function (CDF) at x of the
## hypergeometric distribution with parameters m, t, and n.  This is the
## probability of obtaining not more than x marked items when randomly
## drawing a sample of size n without replacement from a population of
## total size t containing m marked items.
##
## The parameters m, t, and n must positive integers with m and n not
## greater than t.

## Author:  KH <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
## Description:  CDF of the hypergeometric distribution

function cdf = hypergeometric_cdf (x, m, t, n)

  if (nargin != 4)
    usage ("hypergeometrix_cdf (x, m, t, n)");
  endif

  if ((m < 0) | (t < 0) | (n <= 0) | (m != round (m)) | 
      (t != round (t)) | (n != round (n)) | (m > t) | (n > t))
    cdf = NaN * ones (size (x))
  else
    cdf = discrete_cdf (x, 0 : n, hypergeometric_pdf (0 : n, m, t, n));
  endif

endfunction
  

  

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