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nphillips 24.11.2011 10:24

Generating non-uniform random numbers
 
I'm running a study where I need to generate non-uniform random numbers. Using the random trigger, Unipark can generate a random integer between two values, but it won't let you generate numbers from a non-uniform distribution.

For example, in one study I need to generate numbers from a Normal distribution with a specified mean and variance and present them to participants/users.

I don't believe that Unipark has a direct solution for this, but can anyone help me think of a workaround? Perhaps there is a way to do it by using custom Java code? I don't know how to program in Java but if someone knows if it's possible I can try to learn!

JensL 09.12.2011 15:12

Hi nphillips,

I have to admit that I don't fully understand what you want to achieve with this.
I can't help you with anything related to Javascript, but if you could explain your intent a bit more detailed I might be able to help you with a workaround.


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