Generating an autocorrelated sequence of random variates without distorting their distribution

  title={Generating an autocorrelated sequence of random variates without distorting their distribution},
  author={J. Metzner},
  journal={Mathematics and Computers in Simulation},
  • J. Metzner
  • Published 1982
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
Using moving averages to introduce autocorrelation into a sequence of pseudorandom variables will most often distort the shape of the distribution. When the correlation coefficients are to be zero from some lag onward, it is possible to compensate for most of the distortion by starting with variates from another distribution. It is shown how to calculate the moving average coefficients and the parameters of the basic sequence so as to achieve the desired autocorrelation while retaining fidelity… Expand
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