# Sampling according to a normal distribution

I have a given distance with a standard deviation. I have simulated now a few 100 distances and would like to draw from these distances a sample of 10-20 resembling the original distribution. Is there any standardized way of doing so?

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I don't really understand what you are asking. Could you try and reword your question? –  csgillespie Aug 6 '10 at 14:28
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## 1 Answer

You mean you want to draw 10-20 numbers from a normal distribution? In R, use rnorm function; for a generic solution, see Wikipedia.

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Thanks that got me on the right way and i was able to solve it! –  jmsigner Aug 6 '10 at 18:46
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