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On the Generalized Poisson Distribution

Abstract

The Generalized Poisson Distribution (GPD) was introduced by Consul and Jain (1973). However, as remarked by Consul (1989), "It is very difficult to prove by direct summation that the sum of all the probabilities is unity". We give a shorter and more elegant proof based upon an application of Euler's classic difference lemma.Comment: 3 page

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