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Thanks Walter,

I found the coefficients with a nonlinear regression to be:

p = [4.4786   16.8696   28.0379    3.3347    1.9488];

Could you explain a little more how to solve numerically??

thanks a lot,

Gonzalo

Walter Roberson <roberson@hushmail.com> wrote in message <hu1h27\$e6l\$1@canopus.cc.umanitoba.ca>...
> Gonzalo wrote:
>
> > I need to generate RN's from a double hyperbolic tangent function.
> >
> > f(x) = p(1) .* (tanh((x - p(2)) ./ p(4))- tanh((x - p(3)) ./ p(5))
> >
> > I can't do it using the inverse-transform method because it's not
> > possible to solve for x. Does anybody know of a routine that works the
> > Composition, or convolution or any other methods??
>
> x can be solved for numerically given the other parameters. The key value to
> be solved for is,
>
> RootOf(2*_Z*p(5)-2*p(3)+2*p(2)-p(4)*ln((p(1)*exp(_Z)^2+p(1)+exp(_Z)^2-1)/(p(1)*
> exp(_Z)^2+p(1)-exp(_Z)^2+1)))
>
> where RootOf is a notation indicating that the value _Z should be found such
> that the expression evaluates to 0 at _Z .
>
> However, for some combinations of parameters, some of the x might be
> imaginary. For example, p(1)=1/2, p(2)=1/3, p(3)=1/5, p(4)=1/7 and p(5) from
> about 0.18 to about 0.54, whereas with p(1)=2, p(2)=3, p(3)=5, p(4)=7 then in
> my experiments I do not see any p(5) that would make the expression imaginary.