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Lets say I have 10 points. And I have 40 empty places. I want to randomly place those ten points in those places such that when I plot the avg. density of points vs. position, I should get a graph tending to $y=e^{-x^2}$

Can anyone suggest a way to devise an algorithm for doing this?

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"Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin." Von Neumann –  Quinn Culver Jun 21 '14 at 14:55

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