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Re: random numbers?

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  • Subject: [mg46237] Re: random numbers?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 07:16:02 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <bvvo26$j8l$>
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read volume II of "The Art of Computer Programming" by
Donald Knuth and solve all exerciese with level lower than 60 ..


sean kim wrote:
> 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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