What’s New
The Customer Distributions node has deprecated the ‘Uniform’ and ‘Ordered’ Types and replaced them with the new ‘Linear’ Type.
In addition, the node:
 now allows maximum and minimum limits to be imposed upon the Distribution output, and
 has implemented about 10 new Distribution Types.
Linear Types
Two Customer Distribution Types have been deprecated and replaced with a new ‘Linear’ type:
 Deprecated: Uniform
 Deprecated: Ordered
 New: Linear
Linear: (Wikipedia) Generates a set of partworth values for each Virtual Customer in the shape of a Uniform (Linear) Distribution. The partworth values can be drawn randomly or can be evenly spaced between the Starting Value and the Ending Value by setting the ‘Smooth’ parameter. The Distribution can optionally be truncated by Minimum and Maximum limits. The Distribution can be sorted in Ascending, Descending, or Random order. Configuration parameters include:
 Starting Value (A): Any floatingpoint (double) value (inclusive)
 Ending Value (B): Any floatingpoint (double) value (inclusive)
Min / Max Range

Maximum: If enabled, the data generated for the Customer Distribution will capped at this ceiling Maximum. If a randomly generated data point is greater than this Maximum value then a second randomly generated data point will be used instead. The final data point will only be set to this Maximum value after multiple attempts to generate an acceptable random data point have failed. This Configuration Dialog default can be overridden by a ‘Maximum’ column in the Input Attribute List.
Minimum: If enabled, the data generated for the Customer Distribution will capped at this floor Minimum. If a randomly generated data point is less than this Minimum value then a second randomly generated data point will be used instead. The final data point will only be set to this Minimum value after multiple attempts to generate an acceptable random data point have failed. This Configuration Dialog default can be overridden by a ‘Minimum’ column in the Input Attribute List.
In the example below, the first Distribution has been capped between a Maximum and Minimum range, while the second Distribution has not. The difference between the two outputs can be seen in the histogram.
New Types
A number of new Customer Distribution Types have been implemented, including:
 Exponential Functions:
 Asymptote Start
 Asymptote End
 Sigmoid
 Spike
 Periodic Functions:
 Square
 Triangle
 Sawtooth
 Sinusoidal
 Other Functions:
 Quadratic
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