Re: populate a list with random numbers from normaldistribution?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg49898] Re: [mg49855] populate a list with random numbers from normaldistribution?*From*: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>*Date*: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 09:22:08 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200408041446.KAA20161@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Check your syntax. Look at the following: In[1]:= << "Statistics`" In[2]:= dist = NormalDistribution[50000, 25000]; In[4]:= Table[Random[dist], {10}] Out[4]= {26975.950556122647, 58550.03432245862, 90456.47272543506, 73888.28476391576, 52046.50992913155, 72675.80052590193, 48593.27989475152, 78918.83089186646, 96303.52480806905, 69543.82643195332} What, then, do you mean by the variance of the above table? Tomas Garza Mexico City ----- Original Message ----- From: "sean kim" <sean_incali at yahoo.com> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg49898] [mg49855] populate a list with random numbers from normal distribution? > hello group. > > I looked at the help browser but i can't figure this out. I weant to > make a list of random numbers sampled from a normal distribution > > In[90]:= Needs["Statistics`ContinuousDistributions`"] > > l1 = Table[Random[NormalDistribution[50000,25000], Integer, {10000, > 99999}], {1000}]; > > Variance[l1]//N > StandardDeviation[l1]//N > > > From In[90]:= > Random::"randt": > Type specification NormalDistribution[50000, 25000] in > <<1>> should be Real, Integer, or Complex. > > Out[92]= > 0. > Out[93]= > 0. > > thanks in advance for any insights > > sean > >

**References**:**populate a list with random numbers from normal distribution?***From:*sean_incali@yahoo.com (sean kim)