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    How to create a subset with a normal distribution

    This sounds pretty easy, but..in my newbie mind..the quality of this sample should depend on the size of the data set, doesn't it? I mean..if the original dataset is "small" (like 50 values), is a 5 values subset still normally distributed?
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    How to create a subset with a normal distribution

    Hello, I have a presumably easy question for you, but I am a real newbie in statistics, so please be patient. I have a data set containing N values that more or less follows a normal distribution. I need to select N/10 values among them, creating a subset with the same distribution. How can I...