Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums / MathGroup Archive
-----

MathGroup Archive 2013

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

How Random works?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg130726] How Random works?
  • From: Joug Raw <jougraw at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 03:53:08 -0400 (EDT)
  • Delivered-to: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com
  • Delivered-to: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com
  • Delivered-to: mathgroup-outx@smc.vnet.net
  • Delivered-to: mathgroup-newsendx@smc.vnet.net

I want to know which algorithm Mathematica are using to generate random
numbers. How large is its period? And how the deterministic part works? I
also need to have an quantitative idea about the bias in a random sequence
produced by this algorithm.

I tried google it, but have nothing found regarding to any details about
the algorithm. Any one can help? Thanks.




  • Prev by Date: Re: Preventing a plot used as background from updating
  • Next by Date: Re: Listable Attribute of Pure Function that returns a matrix
  • Previous by thread: Re: Listable Attribute of Pure Function that returns a matrix
  • Next by thread: Re: How Random works?