# RandomVariate

RandomVariate[dist]

gives a pseudorandom variate from the symbolic distribution dist.

RandomVariate[dist,n]

gives a list of n pseudorandom variates from the symbolic distribution dist.

RandomVariate[dist,{n1,n2,}]

gives an n1× n2× array of pseudorandom variates from the symbolic distribution dist.

# Details and Options

• RandomVariate can generate random variates for continuous, discrete, or mixed distributions specified as a symbolic distribution.
• RandomVariate gives a different sequence of pseudorandom numbers whenever you run the Wolfram Language. You can start with a particular seed using SeedRandom.
• With the setting , random numbers of precision p will be generated.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(5)

Simulate a continuous probability distribution:

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Simulate a discrete probability distribution:

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Simulate a multivariate continuous distribution:

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Simulate a multivariate discrete distribution:

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Generate random numbers from a mixture distribution:

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# See Also

Introduced in 2010
(8.0)