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Noncentral chi-square random numbers


R = ncx2rnd(V,DELTA)
R = ncx2rnd(V,DELTA,m,n,...)
R = ncx2rnd(V,DELTA,[m,n,...])


R = ncx2rnd(V,DELTA) returns a matrix of random numbers chosen from the noncentral chi-square distribution using the corresponding degrees of freedom in V and positive noncentrality parameters in DELTA. V and DELTA can be vectors, matrices, or multidimensional arrays that have the same size, which is also the size of R. A scalar input for V or DELTA is expanded to a constant array with the same dimensions as the other input.

R = ncx2rnd(V,DELTA,m,n,...) or R = ncx2rnd(V,DELTA,[m,n,...]) generates an m-by-n-by-... array. The V, DELTA parameters can each be scalars or arrays of the same size as R.


ans =
  6.8552  5.9650  11.2961
  5.2631  4.2640  5.9495
  9.1939  6.7162  3.8315
 10.3100  4.4828  7.1653
  2.1142  1.9826  4.6400
  3.8852  5.3999  0.9282


[1] Evans, M., N. Hastings, and B. Peacock. Statistical Distributions. 2nd ed., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993, pp. 50–52.

[2] Johnson, N., and S. Kotz. Distributions in Statistics: Continuous Univariate Distributions-2. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1970, pp. 130–148.

Extended Capabilities

Version History

Introduced before R2006a