**binome** function

binome(prob, n)

Input: Real numerical value, integer value

Result: A value from the binomial distribution with the given probability and number of trials. A new random deviate is generated each time step.

The binomial distribution describes the probability of a given number of positive outcomes occurring when a number n of trials are carried out, each with a certain probability p of a positive outcome.

This function is implemented using a pseudo-random sequence generator; notes regarding its behaviour can be found in the documentation for the rand_var function.

Examples:

coins_heads_up = binome(0.5, coins_tossed)

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