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Re: Sampling From a Histogram Distribution

by educated_foo (Vicar)
on Jan 06, 2014 at 00:53 UTC ( #1069437=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Sampling From a Histogram Distribution

Assume you have a uniform random number generator, like Perl's rand. Just scale its output to the range 1..(4+19+10+5), then assign each of your four things a suitably-sized chunk of that range (apples == 1..4, oranges == 5..24, etc.).
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