I'm a programmer but I don't know much about stats, so please excuse me if this question sounds naive.
I have two computers that are in different locations. I have made N measurements for the network distance between them. So it's essentially a series of N numbers like 200ms, 173ms, 212ms....
Now, I need to write a simulator that simulates these two computers. What I need is a generator that can generate new network distances between them. So for instance, if the generator generates something like 183ms, then it'd be reasonable. But if it generates, say, 1 billion ms, then that wouldn't make sense since it deviates so much from the original data set.
So how would I generate new numbers that are similar to the numbers in the original series?
P.S. I'm not sure what tags I should use for this question because I don't know much about stats... feel free to add tags that you think are more appropriate.