Generating normally distributed random numbers.

J65nko j65nko at
Sun Jan 31 03:53:32 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 4:30 AM, Rolf Nielsen
<listreader at> wrote:

> I am working on a project where I have the need to generate normally
> distributed random positive integers, preferably unsigned 64 bit (or even
> longer if possible) integers. More specifically, I will need the ability to
> supply the expected value and the standard deviation for the desired
> distribution, so a standard normal distribution will not do.
> Is there anyone out there who knows how to accomplish this? I have no idea
> whatsoever, and for all I know there may already be a function that does
> this in the math library. I'm quite accomplished when it comes to math, but
> strangely I've never programmed computers for it.
refers to two methods.

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