# Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

This is documentation for an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
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# 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 OptionsDetails 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.

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples  (5)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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Generate random numbers from a mixture distribution:

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