GEN21 — Generates tables of different random distributions.
This generates tables of different random distributions. (See also betarand, bexprnd, cauchy, exprand, gauss, linrand, pcauchy, poisson, trirand, unirand, and weibull)
time and size are the usual GEN function arguments. level defines the amplitude. Note that GEN21 is not self-normalizing as are most other GEN functions. type defines the distribution to be used as follow:
1 = Uniform (positive numbers only)
2 = Linear (positive numbers only)
3 = Triangular (positive and negative numbers)
4 = Exponential (positive numbers only)
5 = Biexponential (positive and negative numbers)
6 = Gaussian (positive and negative numbers)
7 = Cauchy (positive and negative numbers)
8 = Positive Cauchy (positive numbers only)
9 = Beta (positive numbers only)
10 = Weibull (positive numbers only)
11 = Poisson (positive numbers only)
Of all these cases only 9 (Beta) and 10 (Weibull) need extra arguments. Beta needs two arguments and Weibull one.
If type = 6, the random numbers in the ftable follow a normal distribution centered around 0.0 (mu = 0.0) with a variance (sigma) of level / 3.83. Thus more than 99.99% of the random values generated are in the range -level to +level. The default value for level is 1 (sigma = 0.261). If a mean value different of 0.0 is desired, this mean value has to be added to the generated numbers.
f1 0 1024 21 1 ; Uniform (white noise) f1 0 1024 21 6 ; Gaussian (mu=0.0, sigma=1/3.83=0.261) f1 0 1024 21 6 5.745 ; Gaussian (mu=0.0, sigma=5.745/3.83=1.5) f1 0 1024 21 9 1 1 2 ; Beta (note that level precedes arguments) f1 0 1024 21 10 1 2 ; Weibull
All of the above additions were designed by the author between May and December 1994, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Boulanger.