Re: Differences in Random Numbers

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg46810] Re: Differences in Random Numbers*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 04:30:54 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 3/8/04 at 4:10 AM, mark at markscoleman.com (Mark Coleman) wrote: >My understanding is that the built-in Mathematica command Random[ ] >will produce a uniformly distributed pseudo-random number in the >range 0 to 1. Based on my read of the documentation, this should be >equivalent to calling Random[UniformDistribution[0,1]] (after >loading Statistics`ContinuousDistributions of course)). Is this >correct? Yes. Look at the code in ContinuousDistributions.m and you will see Random[UniformDistribution[xmin,xmax]] is calls Random[Real {xmin, xmax}] -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four