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GPL & Multinomials
Author: Agner Date: 2009-07-12 07:52
John Bauer wrote:
Have you given any thought to releasing your random number libraries under a license other than GPL?
My reason for using GPL license is that non-commercial projects can use it for free, while commercial projects have to pay for a license.

It's a general problem for the open source movement that there are a lot of different open source licenses around, which are not always mutually compatible. I don't know what to do about it. You may want to use Matsumoto's original C code for the Mersenne twister. It has a BSD license.

John Bauer wrote:

Also, what about a multinomial function call that returns a single value, rather than an array of counts?
I don't understand what you mean. A multinomial variate must by definition be a vector.
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