Snippets tagged gaussian distribution

  • Simple normally distributed random number generator

    There are better (faster, more efficient) ways to do this, F# numerics library for a start, but this is at least interesting. This snippet uses the polar form of the Box-Muller method to generate Normal- (Gaussian-) distributed random numbers as an infinite sequence. The polar form is more efficient than the basic form as it does not rely on trigonometric function calls, but there are far more efficient alogrithms (read harder to implement) e.g. the Ziggurat method (for a later post).

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    Posted: 2 years ago by Kevin Roche