This function returns a range with npts number of values. The initial starting value in the range is determined by seed. The values are random numbers with a normal (zero mean and unit standard deviation) distribution respectively. If seed is omitted, a different seed is used each time the function is called.
|Note: The seeding algorithm for Origin's methods of random number generation was changed for version 2016. For more information, see documentation for the system variable @ran.|
dataset normal(int npts[, int seed])
Returns a range with npts number of values.
The following script fills column 1 with 100 random numbers with a mean = 5 and a sd = 2.
col(1) = normal(100)*2+5;