Delila Program: gauss

gauss program

Documentation for the gauss program is below, with links to related programs in the "see also" section.

{   version = 1.03; (* of gauss.p 2011 May 06}

(* begin module describe.gauss *)
(*
name
   gauss: generate a bunch of gaussianly distributed numbers

synopsis
   gauss(gaussp:in, data: out, genhisparameters: out, output: out)

files

   gaussp: parameter file controlling the program.
      Two numbers, one per line:
         seed: random seed to start the process
         total: the number of numbers to generate

   data: the input file for genhis.  this is a set of numbers which
      should have gaussian distribution if the random number generator
      is a reasonable one.  It will be N(0,1), a normal distribution
      with mean 0 and standard deviation 1.

   genhisparameters: control file for genhis.  Copy or move to the
      name genhisp to control genhis.  This gives the user flexibility.

   output: messages to the user

description

   Test of a random number generator by creating a Gaussian
   distribution of numbers for plotting by genhis.  Further details of
   the method are in email communications appended to the end of this
   program in a comment.

example
  seed := 0.5;
  total := 10000;

see also
   tstrnd.p, genhis.p, gentst.p

author
   Thomas D. Schneider

bugs
   none known

technical notes
%
   the constant n in procedure randomtest determines how many times
   the random number generator will be in a series of tests.  if n
   is small, the the test will be poor, if it is large then the test may
   take a long time.

*)
(* end module describe.gauss *)
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