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Manuscript Title: Computation of confidence intervals for Poisson processes.
Authors: J.A. Aguilar-Saavedra
Program title: PCI
Catalogue identifier: ADMA_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 130(2000)190
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: PC, Workstation, Mac.
RAM: 20K words
Keywords: Poisson distribution, General purpose, Quadrature.
Classification: 4.11.

Nature of problem:
Determination of confidence intervals for Poisson processes with background.

Solution method:
Neyman construction using the Feldman-Cousins ordering principle.

The number of background and observed events cannot be larger than 700, due to the large size of double precision real numbers involved in intermediate calculations.

Running time:
1 s.

[1] G.J. Feldman, R.D. Cousins, Phys. Rev. D 57 (1998) 2873.