Abstract: Being able to draw from a variety of random distributions is an essential part of much statistical work. Yet, from a computational standpoint, pseudo random number generators typically only allow for draws from a uniform distribution. To account for this limitation, functions in languages like R apply various transformations on the uniform distribution in order to simulate other random distributions. We will explore the methods by which computers accomplish this task, and allow us to draw from all of our favorite distributions.
Wednesday, March 14 at 1:10pm to 1:50pm
Stetson Court classroom, 105
Stetson Court, Williamstown, MA, 01267
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