Category Archives: simulation

Picking Random Points on a Circle (Not a Disk)

How do you select points at random on a circle?  By “circle” I mean the outside of a disk, not its interior.  In this post I’m going to discuss two methods: (1) Selecting an angle at random on and taking … Continue reading

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Generating Geometric and Truncated Exponential Random Variates

If you do numerical simulations you often find yourself needing to generate random variates from a specific distribution.  There are several techniques for doing this, such as the inverse transform method and the acceptance-and-rejection method.  This post will talk about … Continue reading

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