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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Dear all,

I apologize if it is the wrong place, I don't know where I had to post this question since I'm not a mathematician.

Well, suppose you have a set of numbers which can be describe by a unknown distribution.

I just like to know whether we can use those numbers to generate a set of random number so that they will have the same probability distribution.

More precisely, I have a set of atomic velocities which do not obey to the Maxwell distribution. I'd like to generate a new (random) set of velocity. I thought about multiplying each initial value by a uniform random number between -1 and 1 but it does not seem to work.

Thank you,

Éric.

I apologize if it is the wrong place, I don't know where I had to post this question since I'm not a mathematician.

Well, suppose you have a set of numbers which can be describe by a unknown distribution.

I just like to know whether we can use those numbers to generate a set of random number so that they will have the same probability distribution.

More precisely, I have a set of atomic velocities which do not obey to the Maxwell distribution. I'd like to generate a new (random) set of velocity. I thought about multiplying each initial value by a uniform random number between -1 and 1 but it does not seem to work.

Thank you,

Éric.