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## Re: [Help-gsl] better generator for gaussian random numbers

**From**: |
Brian Gough |

**Subject**: |
Re: [Help-gsl] better generator for gaussian random numbers |

**Date**: |
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 18:50:31 +0100 |

John D Lamb writes:
>* Here it is. Sorry the web page is a little hurriedly constructed.*
>* *
>* http://www.uyea.btinternet.co.uk/gamma/gamma.html*
Thanks. I've added a link to the GSL development webpage for it.
>* It might also be worthwhile to add one other distribution to GSL.*
>* gsl_ran_erlang( int a )*
>* *
>* This is just a gamma distribution with integer coefficients. I assume*
>* that gsl_ran_chisq uses gsl_ran_gamma and so could also be made to run*
>* much faster. In any case, I suspect that an erlang generator would be*
>* used much more than a chi-squared generator because of its applications*
>* to queueing models.*
Thanks, there is an erlang.c in the distribution but it looks like
it's not documented in the manual. I'll add an entry for it.
--
Brian Gough
Network Theory Ltd,
Publishing Free Software Manuals --- http://www.network-theory.co.uk/