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random walk in matlab without the econometrics toolbox

Asked by Locks on 2 May 2013

Hi,

I am looking for a way to create a random walk in matlab without having the financial toolbox

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Answer by Shashank Prasanna on 2 May 2013
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Cedric Wannaz on 2 May 2013

Note that this is based on a FOR loop .. so you might want to implement your own algorithm based on a random vector and CUMSUM if it is too slow.

Cedric Wannaz on 2 May 2013
 n = 200 ;  m = 20 ;  
 figure ;  hold on ;  
 for k = 1 : m
    plot(cumsum((rand(1, n) > 0.5) - 0.5), 'Color', rand(1, 3)) ;
 end
Locks on 2 May 2013

I will try that, thank you very much for the support

Shashank Prasanna

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