# 28 Numerics library [numerics]

## 28.5 Random number generation [rand]

### 28.5.9 Random number distribution class templates [rand.dist]

#### 28.5.9.5.6 Class template student_t_distribution[rand.dist.norm.t]

A student_t_distribution random number distribution produces random numbers x distributed according to the probability density function
namespace std { template<class RealType = double> class student_t_distribution { public: // types using result_type = RealType; using param_type = unspecified; // constructor and reset functions student_t_distribution() : student_t_distribution(1.0) {} explicit student_t_distribution(RealType n); explicit student_t_distribution(const param_type& parm); void reset(); // equality operators friend bool operator==(const student_t_distribution& x, const student_t_distribution& y); // generating functions template<class URBG> result_type operator()(URBG& g); template<class URBG> result_type operator()(URBG& g, const param_type& parm); // property functions RealType n() const; param_type param() const; void param(const param_type& parm); result_type min() const; result_type max() const; // inserters and extractors template<class charT, class traits> friend basic_ostream<charT, traits>& operator<<(basic_ostream<charT, traits>& os, const student_t_distribution& x); template<class charT, class traits> friend basic_istream<charT, traits>& operator>>(basic_istream<charT, traits>& is, student_t_distribution& x); }; }
```explicit student_t_distribution(RealType n); ```
Preconditions: .
Remarks: n corresponds to the parameter of the distribution.
```RealType n() const; ```
Returns: The value of the n parameter with which the object was constructed.