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Re: st: distribution test

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: distribution test
Date   Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:52:37 +0200

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> A minor curiosity is to note that although the individual results of
> runiform()
> and
> 1 - runiform()
> are only very exceptionally equal (when both are exactly 0.5) , the
> underlying distributions are identical.  So subtracting from 1 does no
> harm but is not needed here statistically.

That is correct. I used 1-runiform() because it comes directly from
the quantile function of the exponential distribution, and would thus
make it easier (for me, at least) to later see the logic I used when
creating these random draws.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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