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Re: How Random works?

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  • Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 04:12:52 -0400 (EDT)
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On May 7, 2:53 am, Joug Raw <joug... at> 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

mathematica random numbers

Here is one such. It has a method section among other things.

This StackExchange thread might also have some bearing on the matter.

Daniel Lichtblau
Wolfram Research

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