I'm wondering if there is an available command that can evaluate the number of terms required to produce a desired outcome.
Specifically, I am interested in determining the probability of a Poisson distribution, given the parameter (mean) value and the probability outcome. I can obtain the desired result using trial and error / brute force, but I am curious to know if there is a more efficient way.
Suppose that, lambda = 2.6 and the cumulative sum of the probabilities is 95%. I know that I must add the first 6 terms for P(x) in the series (x=0,1, ..,5) to sum to 0.95. Each term ... P(x=0)= 0.07, P(x=1)=0.19, and so on.
However, how can we know that desired 95% outcome can be determined from the first 5 terms without trial & error?