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Re: Extended Random Function

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg21568] Re: [mg21500] Extended Random Function
  • From: Daniel Lichtblau <danl at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 02:04:10 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200001140743.CAA01550@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

One way might be to generate a high precision number from the uniform
distribution, then use an appropriate inverse distribution to get what
you want. Below are some URLs to archived mathgroup posts that give some
detail on how this might be done.

http://library.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archives/1993/Jan/msg00008.html
http://library.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archives/1993/Jan/msg00009.html
http://library.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archives/1998/Mar/msg00047.html


Daniel Lichtblau
Wolfram Research


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