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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.

Restrictions:
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.

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