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Re: Graphics and Random[] questions

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  • Subject: [mg51815] Re: Graphics and Random[] questions
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 01:23:31 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <cm7clh$lem$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


a) we can't read your mind or the mind of your computer and you should
   at least tell us *what* are the error messages from the kernel
b) look into the Statistics`DiscreteDistributions` package, if you load
   the package, it should modify Random[] so that 
   is working.


"Namrata Khemka" <namrata.khemka at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:cm7clh$lem$1 at
> Hi Everyone,
> Well I have 2 questions:
> 1) I have a notebook which involves manipulating 3d plots. However
> everytime I run the notebook, after a while I get some kernel errors,
> and the mathematica kernel just quits. It crashs after a while and
> does not finsih evaluating all the cells. Is there a problem with my
> computer? or is it because of the limitation to process (huge amount
> of) graphics by Mathematica?
> 2) Random[Real, {-4,4}] gives a uniform distribution. However if I
> would like to have a binomial distribution or any other kind of
> distribution, would this be possible as well? If so then how is it
> done?
> Thanks in advance.
> Namrata Khemka

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