I want to generate n numbers from a normal distribution. What R function should I use for it?

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You can use the **rnorm()** function to generate numbers from a normal distribution. The default mean and the standard deviation is 0 and 1 respectively. However, you can specify mean and standard deviation as parameters.

> k=10

> rnorm(k)

[1] 0.7541563 -1.1518478 1.7277658 -0.1603675 -1.5974576 -1.6219231 2.0559305 0.4058585 0.9727986 -0.8324257> rnorm(k, mean = 4, sd=5)

[1] 3.185434 2.815246 4.273128 8.792573 9.658461 -5.639771 4.658557 2.802040 6.544981 4.919186