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pub struct Normal<F> where
    F: Float,
    StandardNormal: Distribution<F>, 
{ /* private fields */ }
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The normal distribution N(mean, std_dev**2).

This uses the ZIGNOR variant of the Ziggurat method, see StandardNormal for more details.

Note that StandardNormal is an optimised implementation for mean 0, and standard deviation 1.

Example

use rand_distr::{Normal, Distribution};

// mean 2, standard deviation 3
let normal = Normal::new(2.0, 3.0).unwrap();
let v = normal.sample(&mut rand::thread_rng());
println!("{} is from a N(2, 9) distribution", v)

Implementations

Construct, from mean and standard deviation

Parameters:

  • mean (μ, unrestricted)
  • standard deviation (σ, must be finite)

Construct, from mean and coefficient of variation

Parameters:

  • mean (μ, unrestricted)
  • coefficient of variation (cv = abs(σ / μ))

Sample from a z-score

This may be useful for generating correlated samples x1 and x2 from two different distributions, as follows.

let mut rng = thread_rng();
let z = StandardNormal.sample(&mut rng);
let x1 = Normal::new(0.0, 1.0).unwrap().from_zscore(z);
let x2 = Normal::new(2.0, -3.0).unwrap().from_zscore(z);

Returns the mean (μ) of the distribution.

Returns the standard deviation (σ) of the distribution.

Trait Implementations

Returns a copy of the value. Read more

Performs copy-assignment from source. Read more

Formats the value using the given formatter. Read more

Generate a random value of T, using rng as the source of randomness.

Create an iterator that generates random values of T, using rng as the source of randomness. Read more

Create a distribution of values of ‘S’ by mapping the output of Self through the closure F Read more

This method tests for self and other values to be equal, and is used by ==. Read more

This method tests for !=.

Auto Trait Implementations

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Mutably borrows from an owned value. Read more

Returns the argument unchanged.

Calls U::from(self).

That is, this conversion is whatever the implementation of From<T> for U chooses to do.

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Creates owned data from borrowed data, usually by cloning. Read more

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The type returned in the event of a conversion error.

Performs the conversion.

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Performs the conversion.