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Re: Random Function in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg29262] Re: Random Function in Mathematica
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 03:08:50 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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The Appendix 9 of "The Book" say

"Random uses the Wolfram rule 30 cellular automaton generator for


Nicholas Angelo Gross wrote:
> Hello,
>     I would like to know what RNG algorithm is used by the Mathematica
> function Random.  Anyone have any clue as to how good it is and what
> tests it passes or fails?
> Thanks
> Nick Gross

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