**Block Category:** Random Generator

**Description:** The cauchy block generates random
numbers for a standard Cauchy distribution. Its importance in physics is due to
it being the solution to the differential equation describing forced resonance.
In spectroscopy, it is the description of the line shape of spectral lines which
are broadened by many mechanisms collision broadening. For more information, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy_distribution.

**Alpha:** Specifies the median and mode of the curve.
You can enter a value in hexadecimal notation or
as a C expression.

**Gamma:** Controls the shape of the curve. You can
enter a value in hexadecimal notation or
as a C expression.

**Label:** Indicates a user-defined block label that appears when
**View > Block Labels** is activated.