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# Random number generation

Posted on 2002-05-22

Hi,

I am trying to generate a sequence of random floating points.

The mean of this sequence should be around 0 and the standard deviation should be around 1.

This sequence should consist of negative and positive numbers.

I used rand() to generate random numbers and convert it to floating point by dividing it by 10000. Then I randomly assign them to be positive and negative. I do not have any idea of how to make these sequence of numbers to have a mean of 0 and standard deviation of 1. Does anyone knows how? Please help.

Thank you

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