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Bio::Tools::RandomDistFunctions(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Bio::Tools::RandomDistFunctions(3)

Bio::Tools::RandomDistFunctions - A set of routines useful for generating random data in different distributions

  use Bio::Tools::RandomDistFunctions;
  my $dist = Bio::Tools::RandomDistFunctions->new();
  for my $v ( 1..1000 ) { 
    my $birth_dist = $dist->rand_birth_distribution($lambda);
    # ... do something with the variable

Most of the code is based on the C implementation of these routines in Mike Sanderson's r8s's package. See for information on his software.

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Thanks to Mike Sanderson for assistance in the getting this implementation together.

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

 Title   : rand_birth_distribution
 Usage   : my $randvar = $dist->
 Function: Returns a random number from a birth process waiting 
           time with a fixed interval
           1.0.  Times are measured from 0=present,1=root;
 Returns : floating point number
 Args    : $lambda ( > 0 )
 References : This is based on code by Mike Sanders in r8s.
              Ross, Stochastic Processes, p. 145 for the density

 Title   : rand_geometric_distribution
 Usage   : my $randvar = $dist->rand_geometric_distribution($param);
 Function: Returns a random geometric variate distributed with 
           parameter $param, according to
           c.d.f. 1 - ( 1- param) ^ n 
 Returns : integer
 Args    : $param ( 0 > $param < 1 )

 Title   : rand_exponentional_distribution
 Usage   : my $var = $dist->rand_exponentional_distribution($param);
 Function: Returns a random exponential variate distributed with parameter
           $param, according to c.d.f 1 - e^(-param * x)
 Returns : floating point number 
 Args    : $param ( > 0 )

 Title   : rand_normal_distribution
 Usage   : my $var = $dist->rand_normal_distribution()
 Function: Returns a random normal (gaussian) variate distributed 
 Returns : floating point number
 Args    : none
2019-01-01 perl v5.28.1

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