calculating a self.value, self.randomnum = normalvariate(x, y)

Xavier Ho contact at xavierho.com
Sat Jun 20 16:49:55 CEST 2009


>
> def __int__(self, x, y):
>     x = -1
>    while not 0 <= x <= 100:
>        x = normalvariate(x, y)
>    # do other stuff
>
> That is the correct way to truncate a normal distribution.
>
>
Thanks for the response. But why would you set the mean to -1 to begin?



>
> x = max(0, min(100, normalvariate(x, y)))
>
>
That is an awesome way of shorthanding clamp.

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Ching-Yun "Xavier" Ho, Technical Artist

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