Could someone help me with this code, I have syntax errors it appears.
Here is the compiler's output:

``````root@bowser03:/usr/include# gcc ouija.c -o ouja
ouija.c:430: error: expected declaration specifiers or '...' before 'fp'
ouija.c:432: error: expected declaration specifiers or '...' before 'fprintf'
ouija.c:435: error: expected declaration specifiers or '...' before 'while'
ouija.c:477: error: 'main' declared as function returning a function
ouija.c:478: error: expected identifier or '(' before 'return'
``````

Here is the code:

``````#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <math.h>
/* Random Number Generator for non-uniform distributions */
/* Authors : Weili Chen, Zixuan Ma                       */
/* Anyone can use it for any purposes                    */
/* FUNCTION DECLARATIONS */

/* Discrete random variable generators */
int bernoulli(double p);
int binomial(double p, int n);
int negativeBinomial(double p, int r);
int poisson(int lambda);
int geometric(double p);

/* Continuous random variable generators */
double uniform();
double exponential(double lambda);
double weibull(double k, double lambda);
double normal(double mu, double sigma);
double lognormal(double mu, double sigma);
double chisquare(int dof);
double t(int dof);
double F(int m, int n);
double erlang(int k, double rate);

/* Helper functions for generators */
int P(int m, int n);
int C(int m, int n);
int factor(int n);
double normalhelper();

/*
* Generates a Bernoulli random variable
* p is the probability of sucess
* This generator uses the Accept/Reject method
*/
int bernoulli(double p) {
double u = uniform();

if(u < p)
return 1;
else
return 0;
}

/*
* Generates a Binomial random variable
* p is the probability of sucess
* n is the number of trials
* This generator uses the Accept/Reject method
*/
int binomial(double p, int n)
{
if( n < 0 ) {
return -1;
}

double u = uniform();
double sum = 0;
int x = 0;
double temp = C(0, n) * pow(p, 0) * pow(1 - p, n);
for(; sum < u; x++) {
sum += temp;
temp = temp * p / (1 - p) * (n - x) / (x + 1);
}
return x - 1;
}

/*
* Generates a Negative-Binomial random variable
* p is the probability of sucess
* r is the (number of successes + 1)
* This function assumes r is an integer
* This generator uses the Accept/Reject method
*/
int negativeBinomial(double p, int r)
{
if( r < 1 ) {
return -1;
}

double u = uniform();
double sum = 0;
int x = 0;
for(; sum < u; x ++) {
sum += C(r - 1, x) * pow(p, r) * pow(1 - p, x);;
}
return x - 1;
}

/*
* Generates a Poisson random variable
* lambda is the mean of the distibution
* This generator uses the Accept/Reject method
*/
int poisson(int lambda)
{
if( lambda < 1 ) {
return -1;
}
int x = 0;
double u = uniform();
double sum = 0;
double temp = exp(-lambda) * pow(lambda, 0) / factor(0);
for(; sum < u; x++) {
sum += temp;
temp = temp * lambda / (x + 1);
}
return x - 1;
}

/*
* Generates a Geometric random variable
* p is the probability of success
* This generator uses the Accept/Reject method
*/
int geometric(double p)
{
double u = uniform();
double sum = 0;
int x = 0;
for(; sum < u; x ++) {
sum += p * pow(1 - p, x);
}
return x - 1;
}

/*
* Generates a Uniform random variable between 0 and 1
* This generator is part of the C library
*/
double uniform()
{
int r = rand();
return (double)r / RAND_MAX;
}

/*
* Generates an Exponential random variable
* lambda is the rate parameter
* This generator uses the Inverse Transform  method
*/
double exponential(double lambda)
{
return -log(uniform()) / lambda;
}

/*
* Generates a two-parameter Weibull random variable
* k is the shape parameter
* lambda is the scale parameter
* This generator uses the Inverse Transform  method
*/
double weibull(double k, double lambda)
{
return pow(-log(uniform()), 1/k) * lambda;
}

/*
* Generates a Normal random variable
* mu is the mean of the distribution
* sigma is the stdev of the distribution
* This generator uses the Covolution method on N(0,1)
*/
double normal(double mu, double sigma)
{
return sigma * normalhelper() + mu;
}

/*
* Generates a Log-normal random variable
* mu is the mean of the log of the variable
* sigma is the stdev of the log of the variable
* This generator uses the Convolution method
*/
double lognormal(double mu, double sigma) {
return exp(sigma * normalhelper() + mu);
}

/*
* Generates a Chi-squared random variable
* dof is the degree of freedom
* This generator uses the Convolution method
*/
double chisquare(int dof)
{
if( dof < 1 ) {
return 0;
}

int i = 0;
double chi = 0;
for(i = 0; i < dof; i ++) {
chi += pow(normalhelper(), 2);
}
return chi;
}

/*
* Generates a t-distribution random variable
* dof is the degree of freedom
* This generator uses the Convolution method
*/
double t(int dof) {
return normalhelper() / sqrt(chisquare(dof) / dof);
}

/*
* Generates a F random variable
* m is the degree of freedom of first chi-square distribution
* n is the degree of freedom of second chi-square distribution
* This generator uses the Convolution method
*/
double F(int m, int n){
return (chisquare(m) / m) /(chisquare(n) / n);
}

/*
* Generates an Erlang random variable
* k is the shape parameter
* rate is the rate parameter
* This generator uses the Composition method
*/
double erlang(int k, double rate) {

if (k < 0) return 0;

int i = 0;
double erl = 0;

for (i = 0; i < k; i++) {
erl += -log(uniform());
}

return erl / rate;
}

/*
* MAIN FUNCTION
* Main function only for testing only.
* It generates a large number of variables for statisical anaylsis.
* It can be commented out if not needed.
*/
int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
srand(time(0));

/* Simulate 100000 variables. */
int numIterations = 100000;

/* INDICATE IF IT IS A DISCRETE DISTRIBUTION */
int discrete = 1;

double a[numIterations];
double sum = 0;
double min = 0;
double max = 0;
int i = 0;
int j = 0;

/* Simulating N(0,1) variables */
for(i = 0; i < numIterations; i ++ ) {

/* TRY DIFFERENT DISTRIBUTIONS HERE */
a[i] = poisson(20);
sum += a[i];

if (a[i] < min) min = a[i];
if (a[i] > max) max = a[i];
}

/* Simple statistics printout */
double mean = sum / numIterations, var = 0;

for(i = 0; i < numIterations; i ++ ) {
var += (a[i] - mean) * (a[i] - mean);
}

printf("Mean  = % .3f\n", mean);
printf("Stdev = % .3f\n", sqrt(var / numIterations));
printf("Max   = % .3f\n", max);
printf("Min   = % .3f\n", min);
printf("\n");

/* FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION PRINTOUT */

/* Distributed in 20 buckets for printout. */
int numBuckets = 40;
if (discrete) numBuckets = max - min;

/* Height of distribution for printout. */
int maxStars = 30;

int maxBucket = 0;
double varPerStar = 0;

printf("Frequency Distribution\n");
printf("----------------------\n");

int buckets[numBuckets];
double bucketsize = (max - min) / numBuckets;

for(i = 0; i < numBuckets; i ++ ) {
buckets[i] = 0;
}

for (i = 0; i < numIterations; i++){
buckets[(int) floor((a[i] - min) / bucketsize)]++;
}

for(i = 0; i < numBuckets; i ++ ) {
if (buckets[i] > maxBucket) maxBucket = buckets[i];
}

varPerStar = maxBucket / maxStars;

for(i = 0; i < numBuckets; i ++ ) {
printf("% 10.2f to % 10.2f : ", i * bucketsize + min, (i + 1)* bucketsize + min);

int bucketStars = ((int) floor(buckets[i] / varPerStar));

for (j = 0; j < bucketStars; j++){
printf("*");
}

for (j = 0; j < maxStars - bucketStars; j++){
printf(" ");
}

printf("  %d \n", buckets[i]);
}
}

/*
* HELPER FUNCTIONS
* The functions below are helper functions for the random variable generators.
*/

/* Generates a N(0, 1) variable
* This generator uses the Accept/Reject method
*/
double normalhelper()
{
double c = sqrt( 2 * M_E / M_PI );
double t = exponential( 1 );

while( t > (sqrt(2 / M_PI) * exp(t - t * t / 2) / c)) {
t = exponential( 1 );
}

if(rand() % 2 == 0 ) t = -1 * t;

return 2 * t;
}

/* Calculates m permutate n */
int P(int m, int n)
{
int ret = 1, i = 0;
if( m > n || m < 0 || n < 0 ) {
return 0;
}

for(i = n; i > n - m; i --) {
ret *= i;
}
return ret;
}

/* Calculates n factorial */
int factor(int n)
{
int i = 1;
int prod = 1;

if( n < 0 ) {
return 0;
}
else if( n == 0 ) {
return 1;
}
else {
for (i = 1; i <= n; i++)
prod = prod * i;

return prod;
}
}

/* Calculates m choose n */
int C(int m, int n)
{
int ret = 1;
if( m > n ) {
return 0;
}

return P(m, n) / factor(m);
}

char main()
( float *dn;
FILE *fp;
fp = fopen("ouija.dat", "w");        /* open foo.dat for writing */

fprintf(fp, "\nSample Code\n\n");  /* write some info */
char *v;
float *(double uniform);
while
(
while doublenumber<> 32
{
call RandomPackage((float)double uniform);
dn= (du)x100;
if (int)dn=1 (v="a")
else if (int)dn=2 (v="b")
else if (int)dn=3 (v="c")
else if (int)dn=4 (v="d")
else if (int)dn=5 (v="e")
else if (int)dn=6 (v="f")
else if (int)dn=7 (v="g")
else if (int)dn=8 (v="h")
else if (int)dn=9 (v="i")
else if (int)dn=10 (v="j")
else if (int)dn=11 (v="k")
else if (int)dn=12 (v="l")
else if (int)dn=13 (v="m")
else if (int)dn=14 (v="n")
else if (int)dn=15 (v="o")
else if (int)dn=16 (v="p")
else if (int)dn=17 (v="q")
else if (int)dn=18 (v="r")
else if (int)dn=19 (v="s")
else if (int)dn=20 (v="t")
else if (int)dn=21 (v="u")
else if (int)dn=22 (v="v")
else if (int)dn=23 (v="w")
else if (int)dn=24 (v="x")
else if (int)dn=25 (v="y")
else if (int)dn=26 (v="z")
else if (int)dn=27 (v=" ")
else if (int)dn=28 (v=".")
else if (int)dn=29 (v=",")
else if (int)dn=30 (v=";")
else if (int)dn=31 (v=":")
else if (int)dn=32 (v="newline");
fprintf(fp, "v = %c");
}
if v="newline" {printf("/n")    )
)
fclose(fp));
``````
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