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       gsl-randist - generate random samples from various distributions


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


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


       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 > histogram.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


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


       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 <>, the Debian GNU/Linux
       maintainer for GSL.