Accession Number : AD0431536


Title :   AN ALGORITHM FOR GENERATING PSEUDO-RANDOM PERMUTATIONS,


Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL TECHNOLOGICAL INST


Personal Author(s) : Eisen,Rolando


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : An algorithm (suitable for coding on electronic computers) which can be used to generate pseudorandom permutations of any N numbers is presented. An ALGOL code of this algorithm and an example, is also given. The advantages of the algorithm are twofold. First, its simplicity makes it easy to employ either as a sub-routine or in the main body of a computer program. Second, no difficulties are encountered in mixed operations of fixed and floating point variables because all numbers used by the algorithm are integers. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS , SAMPLING , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , NUMBERS , CODING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE