Random Number Generation

  title={Random Number Generation},
  author={Pierre L’Ecuyer},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Algorithms},
Introduction Random numbers play a large and significant role in several fields and applications from cryptography to gaming to gambling. As a result, random number generators (RNGs) occupy a similarly important role. By their very nature, however, random numbers are difficult to fabricate, especially in the large quantities that they are often needed. In this paper I will discuss various topics related to random number generation. First, methods of generating “random” numbers will be explained… CONTINUE READING
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