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Re: Re: gaussian random number generator ?

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  • Subject: [mg21017] Re: [mg20935] Re: [mg20858] gaussian random number generator ?
  • From: "Tomas Garza" <tgarza at>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 21:41:29 -0500 (EST)
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DIAMOND Mark [noname at] wrote:

> Tomas Garza wrote in message <815d09$4hv at>...
> >Jean-Paul Roy [roy at] wrote:
> >
> >> Where can I find readable sources for implementations
> >> of gaussian random number generator ?
> >
> >So, what's wrong with the one in Add-On Statistics`?
> If you are interested in theoretical questions related to implementation,
> rather than simply obtaining suitable pseudo-random numbers,
> you might want to look at
> Numerical Recipes in C : The Art of Scientific Computing
> by William H. Press, Saul A. Teukolsky, William T. Vetterling, Brian P.
> Flannery
> Hardcover - 994 pages 2nd edition (January 1993)
> Cambridge Univ Pr (Short); ISBN: 0521431085

OK, in that case I might also recommend a visit to Dr Roman Maeder's page,
where a deep discussion, as well as references, on implementation of
sequences of quasi-random numbers can be found:

Tomas Garza
Mexico City

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