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dc.contributor.authorHowe, John E.
dc.date1965
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T23:31:46Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T23:31:46Z
dc.date.issued1965
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/12257
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractMethods are developed, and Fortran 63 CODAP computer programs are demonstrated, to generate random numbers from the uniform, normal (including multivariate normal), Poisson, and exponential probability distributions. Various statistical tests are described and the results of the application of these tests to the generators are tabulated. A general method for generating random numbers from a large class of distributions is described. The methods of generation are optimized to provide an accurate generator while producing numbers at a maximum rate. The uniform generator that is used as a basis for the other generators is of the congruential type and is capable of generating 1800 numbers per second.
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/generationofrand00howe
dc.format.extent68 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleThe generation of random numbers from various probability distributions.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Analysis
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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