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# Drawing Sample

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Hi all,

I want to draw a random sample [with replacement] of size 10 (suppose

from a population having members : 1, 2, 3, and 4, where I assum

following:

Probability that 1 will be drawn is : 0.1

Probability that 2 will be drawn is : 0.4

Probability that 3 will be drawn is : 0.4

Probability that 4 will be drawn is : 0.1

Can anyone tell me that : is there any VBA function for doing that? I

no, how I can write my own function using VBA?

Thanks and Regards

--

Arun Kumar Saha

*http://excel.todaysummary.com/q_microsoft-excel_132232.html*

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- Arun Kumar Saha -
Here's a non-VBA solution, using nested IF functions and the cumulative

distribution:

Enter =RAND() into a cell, e.g., cell A1.

In another cell, e.g., B1, enter

=IF(A1<=0.1,1,IF(A1<=0.5,2,IF(A1<=0.9,3,4)))

Copy A1:B1 and paste into A2:B10. Press F9 to debug.

Or, download the tryout version of RiskSim from www.treeplan.com, and use

its RANDDISCRETE function.

- Mike Middleton

http://www.DecisionToolworks.com

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> Hi all,

> I want to draw a random sample [with replacement] of size 10 (suppose)

> from a population having members : 1, 2, 3, and 4, where I assume

> following:

> Probability that 1 will be drawn is : 0.1

> Probability that 2 will be drawn is : 0.4

> Probability that 3 will be drawn is : 0.4

> Probability that 4 will be drawn is : 0.1

> Can anyone tell me that : is there any VBA function for doing that? If

> no, how I can write my own function using VBA?

> Thanks and Regards,

>

>

> --

> Arun Kumar Saha

#1; Fri, 23 May 2008 18:04:00 GMT

- Arun Kumar Saha -
- Hello,
I suggest to take my UDF redw:

http://www.sulprobil.com/html/redw.html

Regards,

Bernd

#2; Fri, 23 May 2008 18:05:00 GMT

- Hello,