DPRG: "Random" Numbers
Subject: DPRG: "Random" Numbers
From: R. Steven Rainwater
srainwater at ncc.com
Date: Tue Jan 13 17:19:38 CST 1998
On Mon, 12 Jan 1998 21:15:20 0800 you wrote:
>Regarding random number generators, I have taken someone's advice out
>there and looked in to my Numerical Recipes in C book! The writeup
>turned out to be very interesting ...
Numerical Recipes in C is definitely a book worth having by anyone
who codes in C. I've had it around for years and found it very
helpful.
Don't know if this would be of any additional help but there is a
C++ library called RandNumGen that contains source for a whole lot
of weird random number algorithms including:
T distribution
F distribution
Weibull distribution
Uniform distribution
Triangular distribution
Poisson distribution
Normal distribution
Negative Binomial distribution
LogNormal distribution
Geometric distribution
Gamma distribution
Exponential distribution
Erlang distribution
DiscreteUniform distribution
ChiSquared distribution class definition
Binomial distribution class methods
Beta distribution class methods
Bernoulli distribution class methods
Prime Modulus Multiplicative Congruential Generator
(this is all from the readme file, I don't know how all of them work!)
Each algorithm is a separate C++ class and source code file. The
package should be findable from most search engines as RandNumGen.
The copy I've got is version 1.0 and was released in 1992 under a
a GNU license. It was written by Joseph A. Fisher.
 Steve

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