# Poisson distribution normalized

1. Oct 15, 2011

### ralden

how can i show that the Poisson distribution is properly normalized?

2. Oct 16, 2011

### chiro

Hey ralden and welcome to the forums.

By normalized, I understand that in the context of Bayesian statistics, normalized means that the sum over all values (sum for discrete and integral for continuous) is 1.

Is this what you mean by normalized or is it some other definition?