Re: How Random works?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg130737] Re: How Random works?*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Wed, 8 May 2013 04:10:32 -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

On 5/7/13 at 3:53 AM, jougraw at gmail.com (Joug Raw) wrote: >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. You can start with <http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/tutorialcollection/RandomNumberGeneration/>