Random number with a normal distribution between 1 and X

echo $[(${RANDOM}%100+${RANDOM}%100)/2+1]
Print a random number between 1 and 50 with a normal distribution around the center. The numbers around the middle are the most likely to occur and the farther you get from that the less and less common they are. You can test this and observe the number distribution with this command: for i in `seq 100000`; do echo $[(${RANDOM}%40+${RANDOM}%40)/2+1]; done | sort -n | uniq -c
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By: varenc
2019-05-16 00:58:25

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