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Defining a distribution

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  • Subject: [mg114758] Defining a distribution
  • From: omri-piano <omrit1248 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:48:01 -0500 (EST)

Hi,
I would like to define a statistical distribution of my own. I would like to sample from it, as when sampling from one of the standard Mathematica distributions, like RandomInteger[BinomialDistribution[n,p]].

The pdf of my distribution should look like:

MyDistribution [j_, p_, n_]:=Binomial[n,(n*j)]*p^(n*j)*(1-p)^(n-n*j)

Is that possible?
Thanks,
Omri.


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