Re: random numbers?
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- Subject: [mg46116] Re: random numbers?
- From: "Bo Le" <bole79 at email.si>
- Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 04:01:58 -0500 (EST)
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Helo, You are of course not asking alot, and the subject is indeed very interesting! I am also very sorry I can't get into this in greater detail, but I recommend reading the following:  The Mathematica Book, chapter 3.2.3. - Pseudorandom Numbers, where you will learn about Mathematica's capabilities and that the computer randomness in in fact pseudo. This book is a part of the system's help.  Numerical Recipes - http://www.library.cornell.edu/nr/cbookcpdf.html, chapter 7. - Random Numbers, where you will learn about the algorithm(s) behind the generators of randomness and some of the above.  numerous resources on the subject via www.google.com And do not be afraid: The first two references are very relaxed, and they should answer your questions. Bye! Borut Slovenia "sean kim" <sean_incali at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:bvvo26$j8l$1 at smc.vnet.net... > 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 >