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  • Subject: [mg4701] random
  • From: wilson figueroa <wfigueroa at>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Aug 1996 18:23:24 -0400
  • Organization: Mosquito Net, Inc.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hello group,

I was wondering if anyone knows which algorithm Mathematica uses
in it's Random command?

Is it a linear congruential method or is it a proprietary
algorithm that mathematica devised?

Also, is the uniform random generator extended to the nonuniform
generators (Gaussian, Poisson, etc)?

Thanks for any help.  Please respond to sci.math


Wilson Figueroa

"Too many questions to explore them all ... life is too short!"

wfiguero at


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