[R] Random numbers

ramon diaz-uriarte rdiazuri at students.wisc.edu
Sat Jun 12 20:01:45 CEST 1999


I have a few questions about the RNG in R; apologies if these are dumb

1. It is my understanding that, among the three types of random number
generators available in R now, the best one is the Marsaglia Multicarry. Is
this correct?  

2. How does the best RNG in R compare (in terms of quality) to the RNG in
SPlus? (based on Marsaglia's Super Duper)?  Does the Super-Duper in SPlus
pass the MTUPLE test?

3. When running simulations in R, why would I want to use any RNG that is
not the Marsaglia-Multicarry? 


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