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An investigation of the uniform random number generatorMost random number generators that are in use today are of the congruential form X(i+1) + AX(i) + C mod M where A, C, and M are nonnegative integers. If C=O, the generator is called the multiplicative type and those for which C/O are called mixed congruential generators. It is easy to see that congruential generators will repeat a sequence of numbers after a maximum of M values have been generated. The number of numbers that a procedure generates before restarting the sequence is called the length or the period of the generator. Generally, it is desirable to make the period as long as possible. A detailed discussion of congruential generators is given. Also, several promising procedures that differ from the multiplicative and mixed procedure are discussed.
Document ID
19820009203
Document Type
Other
Authors
Temple, E. C. (Alabama A & M Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Alabama Univ. in Huntsville The 1981 NASA(ASEE Summer Fac. Fellowship Program
Subject Category
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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