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 DPRG: Sbasic , gambling , and probability Message index sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] Previous message: DPRG: Sbasic , gambling , and probability Next message: DPRG: Sbasic , gambling , and probability Subject: DPRG: Sbasic , gambling , and probability From: Kipton Moravec kmoravec at airmail.net Date: Sun Jan 11 16:22:04 CST 1998 ```Eric B. Olsen wrote: > > Corey, > > I'm glad to see someone talk about the need for random generators in robotics > .... you're right, it's a very important ingredient. > > As I work in the gaming equipment manufacturing field (as in gambling!), I may > be able to help you a little. Do you need help with a random number generator > for you application? > I'd give you some stuff now, but it's going to take a little research first. > > Eric Olsen. > Oh did I read it wrong and the request was for a random number generator? If you are doing anything in computers that involves mathematics I recommend getting "Numerical Recipes in C" (there are versions for FORTRAN and Pascal also) by William Press, Brian Flannery, Saul Teukolsky and William Vetterling, Cambridge University Press 1988. ISBN 0-521-35465-X Book, ISBN 0-521-35466-8 C diskette. There is also an example book and diskette. A second very valuable source for those more math oriented is Volume 2 of "The Art of Computer Programming: Seminumerical Methods" by Knuth, Addison-Wesley, 1981. ISBN 0-201-03822-6 (v.2) This has more than what you will want to know about generating random numbers. For truly random numbers (as opposed to psudo-random numbers that a computer can generate,) you could have an antenna or a microphone and an op-amp amplifying the signal and a D/A measuring the white noise, and use the number as your random number or as part of the seed to your random number generator. (Assuming you sample randomly and there are no strong signals nearby.) Regards, Kip ------------------------------ ``` Previous message: DPRG: Sbasic , gambling , and probability Next message: DPRG: Sbasic , gambling , and probability Message index sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] More information about the DPRG mailing list