Hi there!

I have the following code which generates a population of N Gaussian numbers.

The programme currently generates a * every time an element is read in the array values[]. However, as I am using large population sizes it would be better if the programme generated a * for every n times the element is read. Could someone provide assistance on how to do this? Many Thanks!Code:#include <stdio.h> #include<math.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <time.h> int main(void) { int iseed,i,j,N,l,m,k,y,z; float a,b,e,stand,c,d,sum=0.00; printf("Enter the number of Gaussion numbers needed\n"); scanf("%d", &N); printf("Enter the standard deviation (larger or equal 1) \n"); scanf("%f", &stand); z=(6*stand); y=0-z; int values[6+z+1]; for(j=0; j<6+z+1; j++) { values[j] = 0; /* sets whole array set to 0 */ } iseed=1934871; srand(time(NULL)); for (j=0; j<N; j++) { for (i=0; i<=12 ; i++) { a=(float)rand(); e=a/(float)RAND_MAX; sum = sum + e; } b=sum-6; c=stand*b; for (l=y-1; l<=z; l++){ /* For loop starting at a value of -6xstandard dev and going to =6xstandard dev */ if((l-0.5)<=c) /* If C falls withing +/- 0.5 of the current value of l then we add 1 to the array values */ d=c; if(d<(l+0.5)) { values[l+z] += 1; break; } /* if the if statement is satisfied exit the loop */ } sum=0.00; } for (m=y;m<0;++m){ printf("%d %d",m,values[m+z]); for(k=0; k<(values[m+z]);++k) { printf("%c",'*'); } printf("\n"); } for (m=0;m<=z;++m){ printf(" %d %d",m,values[m+z]); for(k=0; k<(values[m+z]);++k) { printf("%c",'*'); } printf("\n"); } return 0; }