A new method to simulate the triangular distribution

William E. Stein*, Matthew F. Keblis

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A new method is developed to simulate the triangular distribution. The result is of interest from a practical as well as a theoretical viewpoint. The new method is surprisingly simple and is more efficient than the standard method of simulation by inversion of the cumulative distribution function. The method is also generalized to simulate the two-sided power distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1147
Number of pages5
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


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