# NTRANDF

Returns F pseudo random number(s) based on Mersenne Twister Algorithm which has long period (2^{19937}-1), high order of equidistribution and 623 dimensions.

## Syntax

**NTRANDF**(

*Size,**N1,**N2,**Algorithm,**Random seed1,**Random seed2*

)

#### Parameters

is # of random numbers (Positive integer).**Size**is a parameter of the distribution (Positive integer).**N1**is a parameter of the distribution (Positive integer).**N2**is a integer value that determines a method to generate uniform random number.**Algorithm**- 0: Mersenne Twister(2002)
- 1: Mersenne Twister(1998)
- 2: Numerical Recipesran2()

is 1st. random seed.**Random seed1**is 2nd. random seed.**Random seed2**

## Remarks

- The distribution has a semi-infinite support .

## Example

- The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet

How to copy an example- Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
- Select the example in the Help topic.
**Note**Do not select the row or column headers.Selecting an example from Help

- Press CTRL+C.
- In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
- To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the
**Tools**menu, point to**Formula Auditing**, and then click**Formula Auditing Mode**.

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A B Data Description 4 Value of parameter N1 30 Value of parameter N2 Formula Description (Result) =NTRANDF(100,A2,A3,0) 100 F deviates based on Mersenne-Twister algorithm for which the parameters above Note The formula in the example must be entered as an array formula. After copying the example to a blank worksheet, select the range A5:A104 starting with the formula cell. Press F2, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

- Download sample excel sheet
- See tutorial video

## See also

- NTFDIST
- NTFKURT
- NTFMEAN
- NTFMOM
- NTFSKEW
- NTFSTDEV
- F distribution
- Choice of the random number generator algorithm
- Why I always see the same result even if I input formula into multiple cell?