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integer-distribution

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  • (integer-distribution)
  • (integer-distribution end)
  • (integer-distribution start end)

Create a uniform distribution over a set of integers over
the (start, end] interval. An alternative method of creating
a distribution would be to just use a sequence of integers
(e.g. (draw (range 100000))). For large sequences, like the one
in the example, using a sequence will be require realizing the
entire sequence before a draw can be taken. This less efficient than
computing random draws based on the end points of the distribution.

Arguments:
start The lowest end of the interval, such that (>= (draw d) start)
is always true. (Default 0)
end The value at the upper end of the interval, such that
(> end (draw d)) is always true. Note the strict inequality.
(Default 1)

See also:
pdf, cdf, draw, support

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_distribution_(discrete)

Examples:
(pdf (integer-distribution 0 10) 3) ; returns 1/10 for any value
(draw (integer-distribution -5 5))
(draw (integer-distribution (bit-shift-left 2 1000))) ; probably a very large value

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(defn integer-distribution
"
  Create a uniform distribution over a set of integers over
	the (start, end] interval. An alternative method of creating
	a distribution would be to just use a sequence of integers
	(e.g. (draw (range 100000))). For large sequences, like the one
	in the example, using a sequence will be require realizing the
	entire sequence before a draw can be taken. This less efficient than
	computing random draws based on the end points of the distribution.

	Arguments:
		start	The lowest end of the interval, such that (>= (draw d) start)
					is always true. (Default 0)
		end		The value at the upper end of the interval, such that
					(> end (draw d)) is always true. Note the strict inequality.
					(Default 1)

	See also:
		pdf, cdf, draw, support

	References:
		http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_distribution_(discrete)

	Examples:
		(pdf (integer-distribution 0 10) 3) ; returns 1/10 for any value
		(draw (integer-distribution -5 5))
		(draw (integer-distribution (bit-shift-left 2 1000))) ; probably a very large value
"  
  ([] (integer-distribution 0 1))
  ([end] (integer-distribution 0 end))
  ([start end]
     (assert (> end start))
     (UniformInt. start end)))
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