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binomial distribution

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  • Subject: [mg33658] binomial distribution
  • From: Nadia Lalam <nl at>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 19:40:49 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I have to define a sequence recursively with the binomial distribution
in the following way :

X[[n+1]]=X[[n]]+Random[BinomialDistribution[X[[n]],p[[n]]], n ranging
from 1 to some N 

The first terms of the sequence are well constructed with Mathematica
but as X[[n]] grows, I had the message 

Internal counter overflow.
Some expression evaluations may not run to their
final fixed points.  Try redoing your computation
on a 64-bit enhanced version of Mathematica.

Could you tell me how to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance,


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