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Random Parameters in Profiler?


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Jun 23, 2011

I am evaluating JMP (currently V. 7, but my company is in the upgrade process) and I am particularly interested in figuring out how to use the Profiler for some of my frequent activities. Can anyone help with the following?

I would like to simulate a function F(x, theta(i)) over a range of x values. Theta(i) is a set of parameters drawn from a multivariate-normal distribution for each individual "i".

If I specify the parameters as columns then each row is drawn as a new sample. As such I cannot simulate that instantiation of the distribution across the range of X.

If I use the profiler, it is not apparent to me whether I can specify a parameter as one of the simulator variables (e.g., where you have the choice to specify the type of distribution).