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Re: RandomArray from user defined distribution?

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  • Subject: [mg73346] Re: RandomArray from user defined distribution?
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 06:58:37 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <eqpdv5$eip$1@smc.vnet.net>


Hi Rob,

what you are lloking for is called "ExponentialDistribution" not Poisson.

Daniel





rob wrote:

> I'd like to use the RandomArray to produce some data from 

> what I think is a Poisson distribution in t

> P[t] = a^2 t Exp[-a*t]  where a is mean, sigma.

> 

> I see one can use RandomArray to produce sample data from a 

> lot of continuous distributions but the Poisson isn't among 

> them (it's only available in the discrete form).

> 

> I've made a bunch of crippled attempts to force my P[t] to 

> put out examples but have failed. Any suggestions? Thanks.

> 




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