Accession Number : AD0667956


Title :   ONE-LINE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS AND THEIR USE IN COMBINATIONS


Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WA MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Marsaglia, George ; Bray, T A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD= AD0667956


Report Date : Mar 1968


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : This is a discussion of some one-line random number generators, requiring a single FORTRAN instruction, together with a description of some short FORTRAN programs which mix several such generators. Evidence suggesting that the simple congruential generators are unsatisfactory continues to grow; one of the most promising alternatives is to mix several simple generators. These composite generators do better in various tests for randomness than do the simple congruential generators used at many computer centers.


Descriptors :   *RANDOM VARIABLES , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , NUMBERS , SUBROUTINES


Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE