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### How to sample from a discrete distribution? [duplicate]

Assume I have a distribution governing the possible outcome from a single random variable X. This is something like [0.1, 0.4, 0.2, 0.3] for X being a value of either 1, 2, 3, 4. Is it possible to ...
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### Randomly generating integers with prior probabilities [duplicate]

I'm after a nice method to draw from a range of integers given known prior probabilities. Say I wanted an 80% chance of drawing 1, a 15% chance of drawing 2, and a 5% chance of drawing 3... I'm ...
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