I have a distribution defined in a particular domain of the variable but now I want to generate a random variable not in the entire domain but only in a subset of the domain. Here is what I’m trying to do

```
a=0.25*(Pi);
pdf= ProbabilityDistribution(1/Cos(x)^2, {x, -a, a}, Method -> "Normalize");
RandomVariate(pdf)
```

This will generate a random variable from the given distribution between (-a,a). But I want to generate the variable between some subset, say (-a/2,a/2). How do I do this?

I have tried changing the domain of the distribution itself but it is easy to see that this will redefine the whole distribution and is not the same as what I want.