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I'm trying to do something very similar and I'm still confused on how to do it.  Maybe what I'm doing is a bit different.  Normally the random number generator has an equal probability of producing a number between 1 and zero.  I would like to have the probability distribution fit the cosine squared function, with a shift.  So the probability of getting a zero is the highest and the probability of getting pi/2 or -pi/2 is zero.  Does that make sense?