JASP: a program to estimate discovery and exclusion limits in prospective studies of searches

Published: 01-02-1997| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3zkfczdcj2.1
Juan José Hernández,
Sergio Navas


Abstract This program computes the discovery and exclusion limits that can be set in prospective studies of new experiments in the search for new phenomena. It properly takes into account the different outcomes that the experiment can obtain including the possible signal and background fluctuations. The procedure gives in general more conservative limits than those obtained assuming that the experiment will obtain a number of events equal to the expected mean. The difference may be essential in those ... Title of program: JASP Catalogue Id: ADES_v1_0 Nature of problem Estimation of discovery and exclusion limits in prospective studies using Poisson statistics and properly including the experimental fluctuations. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADES_v1_0; JASP; 10.1016/S0010-4655(96)00133-6 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)