Generating random normally distributed data
Minitab can be used to generate random data. In this example, we use Minitab to create a random set of data that is normally distributed.
Procedure

ExampleFirst, generate a column of 200 random numbers from a standard normal distribution with a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1. Then, generate 20 more columns, each containing 200 random numbers from a standard normal distribution with a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1. 
Minitab dialog boxes
Resulting Minitab WorksheetBased on the first dialog box above, one column (C1) of (standard) normally distributed data appears in the worksheet: Based on the second dialog box above, 20 columns (C2C21) of (standard) normally distributed data appears in the worksheet: 