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Generation of Random Variates

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James Huntley (view profile)

 

generates random variates from over 870 univariate distributions

parabolic_pdf(x, a, b)
% parabolic_pdf.m - evaluates a Parabolic Probability Density.
%   See "Computer Generation of Statistical Distributions", R. Saucier,
%   Army Research Laboratory, March, 2000.
%
%  Created by Jim Huntley,  07/20/06
%

function [pdf] = parabolic_pdf(x, a, b)

pdf = 0.75 * (1 - ((x-a)/b)^2) / b;

return

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