# Simulating the Branching Process

Simulating the Branching Process

This Demonstration shows up to six simulated generations of a branching process. The distribution of the number of descendants of each member of the population can be either a Bernoulli type distribution, the Poisson distribution, or a geometric type distribution; the parameters of these distributions can be set with sliders. From the three figures, the left one shows the simulated branching process, the upper-right one shows the probability of ultimate extinction as a function of a parameter of the distribution, and the lower-right one shows the probabilities of the size of the population at the selected generation.