Commit 70b033c7 authored by Nikodemus Siivola's avatar Nikodemus Siivola
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document restrictions on GAUSSIAN-RANDOM

parent e22dcde8
......@@ -13,7 +13,11 @@ MIN and MAX if NUMBER is greater then MAX, otherwise returns NUMBER."
(defun gaussian-random (&optional min max)
"Returns two gaussian random double floats as the primary and secondary value,
optionally constrained by MIN and MAX. Gaussian random numbers form a standard
normal distribution around 0.0d0."
normal distribution around 0.0d0.
Sufficiently positive MIN or negative MAX will cause the algorithm used to
take a very long time. If MIN is positive it should be close to zero, and
similarly if MAX is negative it should be close to zero."
(labels ((gauss ()
for x1 = (- (random 2.0d0) 1.0d0)
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