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Industrial Statistics with Minitab by Xavier Tort-Martorell Llabres, Lluis Marco Almagro, Pere Grima Cintas

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7.3 Random Number Generation

Calc > Random Data > [Probability distribution of interest]

If we want to generate 1000 values from a normal distribution with μ = 500 and σ = 5, and place them in columns C1 to C5, go to: Calc > Random Data > Normal:

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Example 7.2:
Generate values from a Normal (0; 1) with sample sizes 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 and 5000 and place them in columns C1 to C6, respectively.

When drawing histograms with the sampled data sets, they may look as follows (notice that all histograms have been drawn with the same horizontal scale):

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To delete all plots at once, go to: Window > Close All Graphs (OK, No to All).

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