random numbers?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg46110] random numbers?*From*: sean_incali at yahoo.com (sean kim)*Date*: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 04:15:37 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

hello group. this is gonna sound silly. How do ppl make random number generators? is a random number generator like a routine that picks a given set of different number then goes back to the beginning and starts over? How does mathematica determine if a numbder is random? or is that even a right question to ask? I just wanted to know what the random generator is. and how it's used in Mathematica. maybe i'm asking alot. thanks in advance

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