Transformations of Uniform Deviates: General Methods

  • James E. Gentle
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


Sampling of random variates from a nonuniform distribution is usually done by applying a transformation to uniform variates. Each realization of the nonuniform random variable might be obtained from a single uniform variate or from a sequence of uniforms. Some methods that use a sequence of uniforms require that the sequence be independent; other methods use a random walk sequence, a Markov chain.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Gentle
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  1. 1.Institute for Computational Sciences and InformaticsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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