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random number generation

I'm a college student and have been given a problem where I must
generate random numbers using both the lognormal distribution and the
gumbel (also known as extreme value type 1) distribution.  The problem
is that the old school professor won't let the class use any built-in
functions in software packages to do this.  I know Mathematica has this
and it would be very easy to use :-(.  Does anyone out there have
"programs" written in Mathematica to generate random numbers.  I can't
imagine why anyone would go through the exercise of doing this but I
thought I would take a shot.

___________________________________________ Christopher Moss
"The DenKeeper"

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