Re: Random[..]

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg7341] Re: Random[..]*From*: hanson at physics.auburn.edu (James D Hanson)*Date*: Tue, 27 May 1997 22:27:22 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Auburn University Physics*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <5m3d8n$p3f at smc.vnet.net>, mcleod <mcleod at fisher.stats.uwo.ca> wrote: > What algorithm does Random[..] use? > Maybe if it is kept secret the numbers will be more > random! > Ian McLeod (aim at uwo.ca) "Random uses the Wolfram rule 30 cellular automaton generator for integers. It uses a Marsaglia-Zaman subtract-with-borrow generator for real numbers." -- James D. Hanson ph. (334) 844-5044 Department of Physics fax (334) 844-4613 206 Allison Laboratory Auburn University, AL 36849-5311 hanson at physics.auburn.edu