Why can't I call Random[NormalDistribution[10.0,0.0]]?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg56106] Why can't I call Random[NormalDistribution[10.0,0.0]]?*From*: barrowes at alum.mit.edu*Date*: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 04:48:13 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Why can't I call Random[NormalDistribution[10.0,0.0]]? I get the error: NormalDistribution::posscale: The scale parameter 0.` is expected to be positive. It seems like I should get a random number with mean 10 and sigma 0. Or in other words, the result should 10 every time. In my program I want an array of number taken from different distributions Map[Random,Thread[NormalDistribution[Array1,Array2]]] And elements of Array2 may be 0 for which I woudl ike the corresponding value in Array1 returned. In fact, Random[NormalDistribution[10.0,0.000000001]] does return 10.0 as expected. This worked in 5.1, but now returns this error in 5.1.1. Anyone have an easy workaround? Thanks, Ben Barrowes

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Why can't I call Random[NormalDistribution[10.0,0.0]]?***From:*DrBob <drbob@bigfoot.com>