Monthly Archives: March 2015

Quincunx (Binomial Simulator) Preview

Here is a preview screenshot of the next simulation that will be added to the collection.  This one is a goodie for Six Sigma trainers.

This is a quincunx (binomial simulator).  Balls drop though the matrix at the top.  On each drop to a lower level, they can fall left or right.  After they go through the entire matrix, they stack up in bins on the bottom.  This forms a binomial distribution (which approximates the normal distribution for large samples).

Users can also change parameters, such as making the probability of falling left or right higher or lower.  So the resulting distribution is skewed left or right.

This simulation is still in draft stages, so may change before it is released.