# Re: [R] how to generate a normal distribution with mean=1, min=0.2, max=0.8

From: David Winsemius <dwinsemius_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:06:21 -0400

Perhaps not joking and perhaps not with correct statistical specification.

A truncated Normal could be simulated with:

set.seed(567)
x <- rnorm(n=50000, m=1, sd=1)
xtrunc <- x[x>=0.2 & x <=0.8]
require(logspline)
plot(logspline(xtrunc, lbound=0.2, ubound=0.8, nknots=7))

```--
David.

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> Subject: [R] how to generate a normal distribution with mean=1,
> min=0.2, max=0.8
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> Dear all,
>
> This is a simple probability problem. I want to know, How to
> generate a
> normal distribution with mean=1, min=0.2 and max=0.8?
>
> I know how the generate a normal distribution of mean = 1 and sd = 1
> and
> with 500 data point.
>
> rnorm(n=500, m=1, sd=1)
>
> But, I am confusing with how to generate a normal distribution with
> expected
> min and max. I expect to hear your directions.
>
>
> Best,
> Jian-Feng,
>
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David Winsemius, MD
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