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Explore the Random Number Generation UI

The Random Number Generation user interface (UI) generates random samples from specified probability distributions, and displays the samples as histograms. Use the interface to explore the effects of changing parameters and sample size on the distributions.

Run the user interface by typing randtool at the command line.

Start by selecting a distribution, then enter the desired sample size.

You can also

  • Use the controls at the bottom of the window to set parameter values for the distribution and to change their upper and lower bounds.

  • Draw another sample from the same distribution, with the same size and parameters.

  • Export the current sample to your workspace. A dialog box enables you to provide a name for the sample.