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Monte Carlo generation of SB and SU distributions

J F Reed, D B Stark
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 1995, 47 (2): 157-65
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Generating random variables from specific bounded or unbounded distributions is a problem frequently encountered in Monte Carlo studies. Of particular interest is that of transforming variables from a standard normal distribution to a given Johnson's SB or SU distribution with specified (gamma, delta) parameters. We use a composite standard normal generator N (0.1) to generate Johnson's SB or SU distributions with (gamma, delta) parameters. Goodness-of-fit tests and graphical illustrations demonstrate the adequacy of the empirical distributions.

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