logarithmic

The Logarithmic distribution is a discrete distribution bounded by [1,...]. Theta is related to the sample size and the mean.

The Logarithmic distribution is used to describe the diversity of a sample, that is, how many of a given type of thing are contained in a sample of things. For instance, this distribution has been used to describe the number of individuals of a given species in a sampling of mosquitoes, or the number of parts of a given type in a sampling of inventory. (see Johnson et.al.1).

Samples

logarithmic(double theta)

Description

Generates a sample of the Logarithmic distribution.

Parameters

Name

Type

Description

theta

double

the shape/scale parameter

Result

Type

Description

int

the generated sample


logarithmic(double theta, java.util.Random r)

Description

Generates a sample of the Logarithmic distribution using the specified random number generator.

Parameters

Name

Type

Description

theta

double

the shape/scale parameter

r

java.util.Random

the random number generator

Result

Type

Description

int

the generated sample

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