Re: strange problems with Random

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg47846] Re: strange problems with Random*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 00:34:55 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 4/27/04 at 4:48 AM, akoz at mimuw.edu.pl (Andrzej Kozlowski) wrote: <snip> >In any case, I am sure that using Random[Normal ] consistently >gives wrong answers. I looked at the >Statistics`NormalDistributionPackage` but everything looks O.K. to >me. I now tend to believe that the problem lies with Random itself, >that is that Random called with any parameters or perhaps some >particular parameters may not be behaving correctly. Random[] >called with no parameters does not seem to suffer from any such >problems. I remember seeing a post here to the effect there was a bug in Mathematica's implementation of the subtract with borrow algorithm used to generate pseudo-random reals. Perhaps this bug is having an effect on Random[Normal ] -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four