Accession Number:

ADP003850

Title:

Random Numbers from Small Calculators

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM MATERIEL TEST AND EVALUATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Random number generators are notoriously wasteful of digits however, applying an augmented precision technique to a linear congruential generator enables one to produce on even a small calculator a set of pseudo-random numbers which contains a useful number of elements. This paper sets forth such a method.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE