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  • Subject: [mg6499] Random numbers
  • From: bernhard at (Bernhard Reisecker)
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 02:42:35 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Mathematicans!

Does anybody have information about the algorithm which is being used by
Mathematicas Random[] function?
I observed some difference to such standard random number generators like  
ran1 and ran2 from `Numerical Recipes in C'.

Any help strongly appreciated!

Cheers, Bernhard

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