andom numbers are used in {simulation} and

encryption. They are pseudorandom not random because the sequence eventually repeats exactly and is entirely determined by the initial conditions.

One of the simplest algorithms is

	x[i+1] = (a * x[i] + c) mod m

but this repeats after at most m numbers and successive numbers are closely related. Better algorithms generally use more previous numbers to calculate the next number.

http://random.mat.sbg.ac.at/.

Last updated: 2007-06-29

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