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Selecting Random Numbers From a Specified Distribution

Harry Calkins
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The default setting for Random is a uniform distribution on the interval {0, 1}. There are a number of built-in ways to modify this, such as specifying the type of number you want or to specify a domain different from {0, 1}. You can also use the Statistics packages and specify any of the built-in distributions from which to select the random numbers. There are occasions when you need to select random numbers from a distribution which is not built in to Mathematica. This notebook illustrates how to do that.

*Mathematics > Probability and Statistics
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