Date: 7 Jun 1995 11:19:25 -0400 From: Lina Bennardo Subject: bivariate distribution Hi - I'm Lina, I am looking for methods for generating bivariate distributions. I know the technique for generating a Normal Bivariate N(m1,m2, dev1,dev2,r). My question is: Are there techniques for generating random bivariate distribution that are not normal? Example: gamma bivariate distribution. Thanks in advance, Lina.
Date: 12 Jun 1995 11:53:34 -0400 From: Dr. Ken Subject: Re: bivariate distribution Hello there! I asked one of our professors here about your question, and he gave me the following answer: This person probably means various instead of random. She wants to be able to generate various bivariate distributions by computer. In order to specify a bivariate distribution, you need to know the marginal distributions and the correlation coefficient. This is what is happening in her Normal Bivariate N(m1,m2, dev1,dev2,r) expression. I assume that there are books that describe techniques for generating these distributions. Perhaps you'll have more luck searching under that name. Good luck! -K
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