[erlang-questions] [ANN] Erlang UUID
Fri Mar 2 07:48:01 CET 2012
A crude implementation in pure Erlang is available at
For the 2006 Wichmann-Hill RNG which Richard mentioned below.
++> Richard O'Keefe <ok@REDACTED> [2012-03-02 15:59:58 +1300]:
> Wichmann & Hill have since published a four-generator algorithm, see
> Wichmann and Hill have a new generator with a longer period.
>  B. A. Wichmann, I. D. Hill,
> Generating good pseudo-random numbers,
> Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 51, 1614-1622 (2006).
> In fact generating full-precision random doubles is something RNG writers often neglect.
Indeed true. Providing enough bits for the mantissa digits is required.
> As for generating random integers in the range [0,N) where N is a bignum, I would love
> to be pointed to a paper on the subject.
Me too - so far all I see is for fixed-length integers.
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