Re: How Random works?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg130744] Re: How Random works?*From*: Daniel Lichtblau <danl at wolfram.com>*Date*: Wed, 8 May 2013 04:12:52 -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*References*: <kmabt4$q9e$1@smc.vnet.net>

On May 7, 2:53 am, Joug Raw <joug... at gmail.com> 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. > > I tried google it, but have nothing found regarding to any details about > the algorithm. Any one can help? Thanks. A Google search using the line below came up with a number of viable hits. mathematica random numbers Here is one such. It has a method section among other things. http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/RandomNumberGeneration.html This StackExchange thread might also have some bearing on the matter. http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/3208/quality-of-random-numbers Daniel Lichtblau Wolfram Research