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  • Subject: [mg7310] Random[ ]
  • From: mcleod <mcleod at>
  • Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 01:41:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. Canada
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Does anyone know what the random number generator algorithm used
by Random[ ] is? Does keeping it a secret, make the pseudo-random
numbers more random?
Ian McLeod, (aim at

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