Biased Random[Integer]?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg19004] Biased Random[Integer]?*From*: siegman at stanford.edu (AES)*Date*: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 13:44:43 -0400*Organization*: Stanford University*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"Random[Integer]" gives 0 or 1 with .probability 1/2. What's the simplest expression that will yield 0 or 1 with probabilities p and 1-p ? (p itself might be a rational fraction, p = p1/p2.) I can write various expressions that do this, but what's the cleanest or tersest way?