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Generation of Random Variates


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generates random variates from over 870 univariate distributions

dismaxent_pdf(n, q, lambda, nmin, nmax)
% dismaxent_pdf.m - evaluates a Discrete Maximum Entropy Probability Density.
%   See "Univariate Discrete Distributions", Johnson, Kemp, and Kotz,
%   2005, J. Wiley, p.475.
%  Created by Jim Huntley,  01/23/08

function [pdf] = dismaxent_pdf(n, q, lambda, nmin, nmax)

%persistent norm

    norm = 0;
    for jn = nmin:nmax
        norm = norm + lambda^jn * q^(0.5*jn*(jn-1));
pdf =  lambda^n * q^(0.5*n*(n-1)) / norm;


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