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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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