gsl-randist (1)





NAME

       gsl-randist - generate random samples from various distributions


SYNOPSYS

       gsl-randist seed n DIST param1 param2 [..]


DESCRIPTION

       gsl-randist  is a demonstration program for the GNU Scientific Library.
       It generates n random samples from the distribution DIST using the dis-
       tribution parameters param1, param2, ...


EXAMPLE

       Here  is  an  example.   We generate 10000 random samples from a Cauchy
       distribution with a width of 30 and histogram them over the range  -100
       to 100, using 200 bins.

            gsl-randist  0 10000 cauchy 30 | gsl-histogram -100 100 200 > his-
       togram.dat

       A plot of the resulting histogram will show the familiar shape  of  the
       Cauchy distribution with fluctuations caused by the finite sample size.

            awk '{print $1, $3 ; print $2, $3}' histogram.dat | graph -T X


SEE ALSO

       gsl(3), gsl-histogram(1).


AUTHOR

       gsl-randist was written by James Theiler and  Brian  Gough.   Copyright
       1996-2000; for copying conditions see the GNU General Public Licence.

       This  manual  page was added by the Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>,
       the Debian GNU/Linux maintainer for GSL.

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