# Question:Error in Distribution

## Question:Error in Distribution

Maple

Hi,

I have the following input

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restart;
with( Statistics ):

a:=2;c:=0.3;
g:= exp(-a*x) + c*a*exp(-a*x);
#f := x -> piecewise( x < 0, 0, x>0, g );
f :=x -> piecewise( x < 0, 0, x>0, exp(-a*x) + c*a*exp(-a*x));

norm_factor:=int( f(x), x=0..infinity );
print(norm_factor);

randomize():
F := Distribution( PDF = 1/norm_factor*f ):
X := RandomVariable( F ):

N := 20;
S := convert( Sample(X,N), list );

print(`cc`,S[1]);

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The code works. However, if I comment out

f :=x -> piecewise( x < 0, 0, x>0, exp(-a*x) + c*a*exp(-a*x));

, then use

f := x -> piecewise( x < 0, 0, x>0, g );

i.e.

f := x -> piecewise( x < 0, 0, x>0, g );
#f :=x -> piecewise( x < 0, 0, x>0, exp(-a*x) + c*a*exp(-a*x));

It is said "

Error, (in Statistics:-Sample) unable to construct the envelopes for _R, try to specify the initial range"

The norm_factors are actually the same for both inputs. What is the reason for the error message?  Suppose I still want to use something like

f := x -> piecewise( x < 0, 0, x>0, g );

,how to fix the problem?

Thank you very much

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