1. ## gsl_rng_gaussian?

I'm looking into using the gsl library random number generators...

The program I have at hand produces uniform random numbers in the range [0.0, 1.0),

Code:
     #include <stdio.h>
#include <gsl/gsl_rng.h>

int
main (void)
{
const gsl_rng_type * T;
gsl_rng * r;

int i, n = 10;

gsl_rng_env_setup();

T = gsl_rng_default;
r = gsl_rng_alloc (T);

for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
{
double u = gsl_rng_uniform (r);
printf ("%.5f\n", u);
}

gsl_rng_free (r);

return 0;
}
this code outputs:
\$ ./a.out

0.99974
0.16291
0.28262
0.94720
0.23166
0.48497
0.95748
0.74431
0.54004
0.73995
in this particular case.

How can I modify it so it can generate random numbers based on gaussian distribution? ( I don't know enough to decipher the code above in parts)

double gsl_ran_gaussian (const gsl_rng * r, double sigma)

"This function returns a Gaussian random variate, with mean zero and standard deviation sigma. The probability distribution for Gaussian random variates is,

p(x) dx = {1 \over \sqrt{2 \pi \sigma^2}} \exp (-x^2 / 2\sigma^2) dx

for x in the range -\infty to +\infty. Use the transformation z = \mu + x on the numbers returned by gsl_ran_gaussian to obtain a Gaussian distribution with mean \mu. This function uses the Box-Mueller algorithm which requires two calls to the random number generator r. "

2. So do something like

double u = gsl_ran_gaussian (r, 0.2);
And get a Red Curve

double u = gsl_ran_gaussian (r, 5.0);
And get a Blue Curve

3. On top of the question (thanks Salem), I have trouble placing the list of randomly generated numbers into an already dynamically allocated array.

so I will have "u", which is this list of randomly generated numbers, and I want to put it in the array called "a", and I believe a for loop is needed in this case. I will have N integers in the list "u", and I want to place the first number in u to a[0], second number in a[1]...Nth number in a[N-1].

Code:
int i;
for(i=0, i < N, i++)
{

}
return (i);
What do I add in the brackets?

4. You don't know how to use arrays?
Code:
int array[3];
...
array[ 0 ] = something;
arrry[ 1 ] = somethingelse;
array[ 2 ] = array[ 1 ] + array[ 2 ];
Or a loop...
Code:
for( x = 0; x < 3; x++ )
array[ x ] = somethingorother;
Don't you have any books on C? Any beginner level C book should cover arrays.

Quzah.