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Re: Random[Real]: How good is it? Is it better/worse than Park-Miller, etc?

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  • Subject: [mg13132] Re: Random[Real]: How good is it? Is it better/worse than Park-Miller, etc?
  • From: zeno at magicnet.net
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 03:44:34 -0400
  • Organization: MagicNet, Inc.
  • References: <6nnbbb$5gt@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <6nnbbb$5gt at smc.vnet.net>, Oscar Stiffelman
<ozzie at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> How good is the RNG in Mathematica, Random[Real]?
> 
> -- Oscar Stiffelman
> Stanford University Computer Science, Masters Program
> ozzie at cs.stanford.edu
I have heard it passes the 'spectral test (D. Knutth, Seminumerical
Algorithms, vol. 2, 1969)'


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