# NTRANDGAMMA

Returns gamma pseudo random number(s) based on Mersenne Twister Algorithm which has long period (219937-1), high order of equidistribution and 623 dimensions.

## Syntax

NTRANDGAMMA(

• Size,
• Alpha,
• Beta,
• Algorithm,
• Random seed1,
• Random seed2

)

#### Parameters

• Size is # of random numbers (Positive integer).
• Alpha is a parameter of the distribution $\alpha (>0)$.
• Beta is a parameter of the distribution $\beta (>0)$.
• Algorithm is a integer value that determines a method to generate uniform random number.
• 0: Mersenne Twister(2002)
• 1: Mersenne Twister(1998)
• 2: Numerical Recipesran2()
• Random seed1 is 1st. random seed.
• Random seed2 is 2nd. random seed.

## Remarks

• The distribution has a semi-infinite support $[0,+\infty)$.

## Example

• The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet

How to copy an example

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note  Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

3. Press CTRL+C.
4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Tools menu, point to Formula Auditing, and then click Formula Auditing Mode.

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Data Description
4 Value of parameter Alpha
2.3 Value of parameter Beta
Formula Description (Result)
=NTRANDGAMMA(100,A2,A3,0) 100 gamma deviates based on Mersenne-Twister algorithm for which the parameters above

Note The formula in the example must be entered as an array formula. After copying the example to a blank worksheet, select the range A5:A104 starting with the formula cell. Press F2, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.