# Generate Gaussian random numbers

JavaScript, Math, Random · Apr 3, 2023

Generates Gaussian (normally distributed) random numbers.

- Use the Box-Muller transform to generate random numbers with a Gaussian distribution.

```
const randomGauss = () => {
const theta = 2 * Math.PI * Math.random();
const rho = Math.sqrt(-2 * Math.log(1 - Math.random()));
return (rho * Math.cos(theta)) / 10.0 + 0.5;
};
```

`randomGauss(); // 0.5`

### Written by Angelos Chalaris

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