Accession Number : ADA018669

Title :   Sampling from the Poisson Distribution on a Computer.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL

Personal Author(s) : Fishman,George S.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to review five alternative methods of generating a Poisson distributed random variable on a digital computer.

Descriptors :   *Poisson equation, *Digital computers, *Random number generators, *Distribution functions, Sampling, Algorithms, Fortran, Subroutines, Random variables, Operations research, Costs, Time, Systems analysis, Programming languages

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE