# openmc.stats.Normal¶

class openmc.stats.Normal(mean_value, std_dev)[source]

Normally distributed sampling.

The Normal Distribution is characterized by two parameters $$\mu$$ and $$\sigma$$ and has density function $$p(X) dX = 1/(\sqrt{2\pi}\sigma) e^{-(X-\mu)^2/(2\sigma^2)}$$

Parameters: mean_value (float) – Mean value of the distribution std_dev (float) – Standard deviation of the Normal distribution mean_value (float) – Mean of the Normal distribution std_dev (float) – Standard deviation of the Normal distribution
classmethod from_xml_element(elem)[source]

Generate Normal distribution from an XML element

Parameters: elem (xml.etree.ElementTree.Element) – XML element Normal distribution generated from XML element openmc.stats.Normal
to_xml_element(element_name)[source]

Return XML representation of the Normal distribution

Parameters: element_name (str) – XML element name element – XML element containing Watt distribution data xml.etree.ElementTree.Element