Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 13. Sampling and Simulation > 13.1 Overview of Sampling and Simulation

13.1 Overview of Sampling and Simulation

This chapter describes how to use the techniques in this book to generate random samples from a specified distribution. In particular, the chapter describes how to use SAS/IML software to generate random samples from a set of outcomes with known probabilities.

Previous chapters used the RANDGEN subroutine to sample from continuous distributions such as the normal or uniform distribution. This chapter samples from discrete distributions. In particular, assume that some event can have k outcomes: outcome X1 occurs with probability p1, outcome X2occurs with probability p2, and so on, where Σki=1 Pi = 1.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint