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Author Cheng, R. C. H.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Random numbers ♦ Simulation ♦ Beta variates
Abstract A new rejection method is described for generating beta variates. The method is compared with previously published methods both theoretically and through computer timings. It is suggested that the method has advantages in both speed and programming simplicity over previous methods, especially for “difficult” combinations of parameter values.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff, UK (Cheng, R. C. H.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 4
Page Count 6
Starting Page 317
Ending Page 322


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Source: ACM Digital Library