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Re: Weibull Distribution

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  • Subject: [mg5613] Re: [mg5598] Weibull Distribution
  • From: Mario Sancho Graca <M.S.Graca at>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 23:43:42 -0500
  • Organization: University of Warwick
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Brian Rigling wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> I am trying to work with Weibull distribution.  Specifically, I would l=
ike to create random numbers under a Weibull distribution and fit a curve=
 or data with a Weibull distribution.
> If anyone could give me insight on how to accomplish this on Mathematic=
a 2.x, or even better Mathematica 3.0, it would be much appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Brian Rigling

Try the standard package Statistics`ContinuousDistributions` which
contains the WeibullDistribution. To create random numbers under any
distribution consult: Knuth d 1981 'The Art of Computer Programming'
Vols I & II, Addison-Wesley 2nd edition and Niedereiter H 1992 'Random
Number Generation and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods', SIAM, Philadelphia,
PA. It should be possible to construct the fit using the Mathematica
functions 'Fit' and/or 'Interpolation' (see Wolfram 1996 The Mathematica
Book, section 3.8).


M=E1rio Sancho Gra=E7a
University of Warwick
Department of Engineering
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Email: M.S.Graca at

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