help in generating a gaussian random variable

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg35488] help in generating a gaussian random variable*From*: "Salman Durrani" <dsalman at itee.uq.edu.au>*Date*: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 04:49:49 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: The University of Queensland, Australia*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi I need to generate a Gaussian random variable y having mean =0 and variance =x. The variance x is itself a gaussian random variable having a known mean and variance. e.g. mean of x =5; variance of x = 10; Can anyone suggest how to use this information to generate y ? thanks Salman

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