An engineer wants to generate a few columns of random normal data to demonstrate the variability in a process. The process has a mean of 10 and a standard deviation of 2. The engineer generates 5 columns of data from a normal distribution, with 40 rows in each column.

- Open the Generate Random Data dialog box.
- Mac:
- PC:

- In Number of columns to generate, enter
`5`. - In Number of rows in each column, enter
`40`. - From Distribution, select Normal.
- In Mean, enter
`10`. - In Standard deviation, enter
`2`. - Click OK.

The columns of random data are stored in the worksheet.

C1 | C2 | C3 | C4 | C5 |
---|---|---|---|---|

Normal | Normal_1 | Normal_2 | Normal_3 | Normal_4 |

10.0613 | 8.4648 | 7.9726 | 10.5831 | 9.8932 |

9.5264 | 7.1687 | 4.4360 | 11.3124 | 11.2211 |

7.6160 | 7.8190 | 11.1446 | 8.8531 | 9.3126 |

11.6369 | 11.6133 | 12.3594 | 10.9214 | 11.8148 |

8.1001 | 9.8552 | 8.8182 | 8.9463 | 9.5570 |

... | ... | ... | ... | ... |