Talk:Random variate

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Untitled[edit]

moved to talk page Rich Farmbrough 12:53 23 April 2006 (UTC).

Difference with "Random variable"?[edit]

Which is the difference between a "random variable" and a "random variate"? Should these articles be merged? Or at least, should the content of this article be made more "aware" of the other one? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Blaisorblade (talkcontribs) 11:08, 18 April 2007 (UTC).

Definition[edit]

The definition is wrong! Random variate is the same as random variable, and could have any distribution, not only uniform. Olaf m (talk) 03:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Wrong usage[edit]

Variate isn't the same as random variate. This article needs referencing. 86.130.140.210 (talk) 22:21, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

The new definition differs from my original edit(2006) and Wolfram's[edit]

See http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RandomVariate.html that in turn references Neelamkavil/1987.

Perhaps they need merging? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blair Sutton (talkcontribs) 14:18, 14 September 2008 (UTC)