On 04/07/2009, at 11:37 PM, Sean Luke wrote: > t.n.a. wrote: > >> I'm not sure how I would go about transforming uniform distribution >> random numbers to a specific distribution...I could do it for simple, >> streight-lined artificial distributions, but for distributions like >> gamma, it'd turn into a project of it's own... > > Actually, it's not nearly as hard as it sounds -- it depends on the > distribution though. There are a lot of standard algorithms (Knuth > might be good to check out). Numerical Recipes (in C) has a version of the Gamma distribution (amongst others): http://www.fizyka.umk.pl/nrbook/c7-3.pdf IANAL but I presume that, while you could use it in your own personal software/research, it couldn't be integrated into MASON. Cheers, Matthew.