# RANDOM.NORMAL function

This article describes the formula syntax of the
RANDOM.NORMAL function.

## Description

Generate a normal random variate having given mean and stdev.

## Syntax

RANDOM.NORMAL(mu, sigma, _rng)

mu |
is the mean of the normal variate. |

sigma |
is standard deviation of the normal variate. |

_rng |
is an optional handle to a random number generator. |

Generate normal variates
having the given mean and standard deviation using a random number generator.

## See Also

\RANDOM