Re: Random Geometric (long)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg23427] Re: [mg23340] Random Geometric (long)*From*: bernd at bio.vu.nl (Bernd Brandt)*Date*: Wed, 10 May 2000 02:32:13 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear Dan, Thank you for your answer. Basically Random does not do its job correctly and its use should be avoided for generating reals. As i understand this is always the case, but was demonstrated well by the discrete geometric distribution. Thanks also for the alternative. Regarding the implementation of Random-CA i have one question: Why do you use ((Random[Integer,2^30-1]/2^30.)+ Random[Integer,2^30-1])/2^30. and not (Random[Integer, 2^30 - 1]/2^30.) Regards, Bernd