My goal is to have a function that given an input value will output a random value that follow a truncated normal distribution, could you please suggest a function that can do that ? Or guide me a good reference

  • $\begingroup$ What inputs are you referring to? Location, scale and the truncation interval? $\endgroup$
    – knrumsey
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 2:33
  • $\begingroup$ @knrumsey the input is a value say 0.5, I want to generate a random number but with a truncated normal distribution $\endgroup$
    – Mohamed
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 3:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Mohamed, that is not enough information to specify the distribution. I don't even know what $0.5$ means. To generate from a truncated normal, you need to specify the location $\mu$, scale $\sigma$ and truncation interval $[a,b]$. $\endgroup$
    – knrumsey
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 4:05
  • $\begingroup$ Besides those listed above, also see stats.stackexchange.com/questions/179618/… $\endgroup$
    – Glen_b
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 9:25