Accession Number:

AD0667956

Title:

ONE-LINE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS AND THEIR USE IN COMBINATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WA MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE