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nag_rand_logical (g05tbc)

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    1  Purpose
    7  Accuracy

1  Purpose

nag_rand_logical (g05tbc) generates a vector of pseudorandom logical values – Nag_TRUE with probability p and Nag_FALSE with probability 1-p.

2  Specification

#include <nag.h>
#include <nagg05.h>
void  nag_rand_logical (Integer n, double p, Integer state[], Nag_Boolean x[], NagError *fail)

3  Description

nag_rand_logical (g05tbc) generates n logical values xi from the relation
where yi is a pseudorandom number from a uniform distribution over 0,1, generated by nag_rand_basic (g05sac) using the values of state as input to this function.
One of the initialization functions nag_rand_init_repeatable (g05kfc) (for a repeatable sequence if computed sequentially) or nag_rand_init_nonrepeatable (g05kgc) (for a non-repeatable sequence) must be called prior to the first call to nag_rand_logical (g05tbc).

4  References

Knuth D E (1981) The Art of Computer Programming (Volume 2) (2nd Edition) Addison–Wesley

5  Arguments

1:     nIntegerInput
On entry: n, the number of pseudorandom logical values to be generated.
Constraint: n0.
2:     pdoubleInput
On entry: must contain the probability of nag_rand_logical (g05tbc) returning Nag_TRUE.
Constraint: 0.0p1.0.
3:     state[dim]IntegerCommunication Array
Note: the actual argument supplied must be the array state supplied to the initialization functions nag_rand_init_repeatable (g05kfc) or nag_rand_init_nonrepeatable (g05kgc).
On entry: contains information on the selected base generator and its current state.
On exit: contains updated information on the state of the generator.
4:     x[n]Nag_BooleanOutput
On exit: the n logical values.
5:     failNagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 3.6 in the Essential Introduction).

6  Error Indicators and Warnings

Dynamic memory allocation failed.
On entry, argument value had an illegal value.
On entry, n=value.
Constraint: n0.
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
On entry, state vector has been corrupted or not initialized.
On entry, p=value.
Constraint: 0.0p1.0.

7  Accuracy

Not applicable.

8  Further Comments


9  Example

This example prints the first 20 pseudorandom logical values generated by nag_rand_logical (g05tbc) after initialization by nag_rand_init_repeatable (g05kfc), when the probability of a Nag_TRUE value is 0.5.

9.1  Program Text

Program Text (g05tbce.c)

9.2  Program Data


9.3  Program Results

Program Results (g05tbce.r)

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