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Re: Generating lists of normally-distributed numbers?

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  • Subject: [mg6317] Re: [mg6265] Generating lists of normally-distributed numbers?
  • From: Stephen P Luttrell <luttrell at signal.dra.hmg.gb>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 00:26:41 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Defence Research Agency
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> Can someone provide a simple example of how a list of N elements can be
> generated, with the list elements being normally distibuted?  I'd like to
> include random seeding so I can generate an ensemble of such lists.

Try this code fragment (or variants of it):

Needs["Statistics`NormalDistribution`"]
SeedRandom[1];
RandomArray[NormalDistribution[0,1],{10}]

> Are there general tools in Mma 3.0 for generating lsits with various
> statistics?  How do I go about searching for sites where these kinds of
> tools can be found?

Look at Statistics`ContinuousDistributions` in the Add-ons section of
the Help Browser in Mma 3.0

Steve

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