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Re: st: Generating random variables with logistic distribution |

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Thu, 04 Aug 2005 13:55:41 -0500 |

At 11:29 AM 8/4/2005 -0400, Eric G. Wruck wrote:

This rang a bell so I went back to Mood, Graybill & Boes (1974). What you are interested in is called a probability integral transform (p. 202 if you have thatThanks to Eric, David & Thomas. I can't quite figure out how to use the -rnd- command (it wants parameters and I am not sure how to specify them) but the formulas given seem to work fine. For alpha = 0 and beta = 1 I believe you should get a mean of about 0 and an s.d. of around 1.8, and that is indeed what I get.

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**References**:**st: Generating random variables with logistic distribution***From:*Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>

**Re: st: Generating random variables with logistic distribution***From:*"Eric G. Wruck" <ewruck@econalytics.com>

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