difference between bernoulli and binomial random variables

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Josh
Josh on 11 Jul 2014
Edited: John D'Errico on 11 Jul 2014
I'm try to generate both Bernoulli and binomial random variables; for binomial distribution, I can use binornd(N,P). What is the equivalent for Bernoulli random variable distribution?

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Shashank Prasanna
Shashank Prasanna on 11 Jul 2014
The Bernoulli distribution is a special case of the binomial distribution, with the number of trials n = 1.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernoulli_distribution

John D'Errico
John D'Errico on 11 Jul 2014
Edited: John D'Errico on 11 Jul 2014
binornd
Yeah. The same thing. Just use n=1, and you get a Bernoulli random variable.
Think about it. What is a binomial random variable ? Back to probability 101.

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