**gaussian_var** function

gaussian_var(mean, sd)

Input: Two real numerical values

Result: A random sample from a Gaussian (normal) distribution, with the supplied mean and standard deviation. A new random sample is generated each time step.

This function is implemented using a pseudo-random sequence generator; notes regarding its behaviour can be found in the documentation for the rand_var function.

Examples:

daily_rainfall = gaussian_var(annual_rainfall/365, 1.0)

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