Quality of Random Number Generators
Ziff (1992) describes a simulation requiring a total of 6 × 1012 random numbers and using a few months computing time on about a dozen workstations running simultaneously. Research work like this that depends so heavily on random numbers emphasizes the need for high-quality random number generators. Yet, as we have seen, not all random number generators are good ones (Park and Miller, 1988, and Ripley, 1988).
KeywordsRandom Number Generator Pseudorandom Sequence Gray Code Output Stream Pseudorandom Generator
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