Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

RandomPareto ( scale ; shape )

Returns random values from a Pareto distribution

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Jeremy Bante   Jeremy Bante

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  Sample input:
List (
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 );
RandomPareto ( 10 ; 5 )
)
  Sample output:
10.5075522381065894
10.524957808845031
10.2187113385470931
14.2580587120924929
14.9641695165561222
10.7538731493954288
11.4079729903101383
11.2475005409345975
10.8063240404453201
10.3323346040929216

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

When called repeatedly, RandomPareto creates values consistent with a Pareto random variable with the given parameters.

 

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