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gsl-randist (1)

Name

gsl-randist - generate random samples from various distributions

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GSL-RANDIST(1)              General Commands Manual             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



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | library/libgsl        |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
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.



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source was downloaded from  https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gsl/gsl-2.4.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/gsl.



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