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Random Vectors with Fixed Sum (algorithm of Roger Stafford)

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Wim (view profile)

on 21 Mar 2014
Latest activity Answered by Jos (10584)

Jos (10584) (view profile)

on 21 Mar 2014

Dear Matlab users,

on, a function is provided by Roger Stafford to randomly and uniformly generate vectors with a specified sum and values in a specified interval.

I would like to use this function in paper, and wonder whether the proposed algorithm/function has previously been described/documented in the literature, so that I can properly cite it. (I tried to directly contact Roger Stafford, but the provided email address no longer exists)

Thank you very much in advance for your response,

Kind Regards, Wim



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Answer by Jos (10584)

Jos (10584) (view profile)

on 21 Mar 2014

I would cite the function as a website. Something like this suffices, I think:

R. Stafford (2006). RandfixedSum, Matlab File Exchange #9700,


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