[R] Randomness

kjetil brinchmann halvorsen kjetil at entelnet.bo
Mon May 26 23:02:43 CEST 2003

On 27 May 2003 at 8:45, dcum007 at ec.auckland.ac.nz wrote:


at the R prompt.

> Hi,
> I am very new to R and cannot seem to find how it generates random numbers. I 
> am currently involved with a project that requires a random number generator 
> and have developed one. I am, however, unsure of just how random it is and was 
> wanting to compare my generator with that of R (as well as others). 
> If anyone knows how the random numbers are generated or have any ideas on 
> testing or where a true pseudo-random number generator can be found I would 
> love to know.

What is a TRUE pseudo-random generator?

Kjetil Halvorsen

> David
> dcum007 at ec.auckland.ac.nz
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