pert

The PERT distribution is a continuous distribution bounded on both sides. Being an alternative distribution to the Triangular, it has the same three inputs, Minimum, Most Likely, and Maximum, but is a smooth curve that puts less emphasis on extreme values.

The PERT distribution is often used in risk analysis applications, e.g. in Monte Carlo simulations to assess cost and project duration risks.

Samples (PDF, CDF)

pert(double min, double max, double mode)

Description

Generates a sample of the PERT distribution.

Parameters

Name

Type

Description

min

double

the minimum x value

max

double

the maximum x value

mode

double

the most likely x value

Result

Type

Description

double

the generated sample


pert(double min, double max, double mode, java.util.Random r)

Description

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

Parameters

Name

Type

Description

min

double

the minimum x value

max

double

the maximum x value

mode

double

the most likely x value

r

java.util.Random

the random number generator

Result

Type

Description

double

the generated sample