To create a normal distribution in Excel, we can use the RAND function to create a standard deviate.
5, but, for our purposes, we need a standard deviate centered on 0 instead.
The primary reason for generating the standard deviate using a macro is that you can write it, test it carefully, and then use the CALL function any time you need a standard normal deviate.
The variables you need to generate a symmetrical triangle distribution in Excel are the minimum, maximum, mode, and standard deviate.
The IRS requested comments about how the new standard deviates
from the tax revenue recognition rules, how taxpayers will be affected by the change, and what types of method changes, if any, would arise for tax purposes.