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hypergeometric_rnd.m

## Copyright (C) 1997  Kurt Hornik
## 
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## Generate a random sample of size N from the hypergeometric
## distribution with parameters m, t, and n.
##
## The parameters m, t, and n must positive integers with m and n not
## greater than t.

function rnd = hypergeometric_rnd (N, m, t, n)

  if (nargin != 4)
    usage ("hypergeometric_rnd (N, m, t, n)");
  endif

  if ((m < 0) | (t < 0) | (n <= 0) | (m != round (m)) | 
      (t != round (t)) | (n != round (n)) | (m > t) | (n > t))
    if (prefer_column_vectors)
      rnd = NaN * ones (N, 1)
    else
      rnd = NaN * ones (1, N)
    endif
  else
    rnd = discrete_rnd (N, 0 : n, hypergeometric_pdf (0 : n, m, t, n));
  endif

endfunction

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