[erlang-questions] RNG algorithm choice for uniform natural numbers

Krzysztof Jurewicz krzysztof.jurewicz@REDACTED
Sun Aug 5 22:04:03 CEST 2018

Richard O'Keefe writes:

> a "uniform sequence of natural numbers".  There are infinitely many natural
> numbers.  The generators you mention
> produce integers of fixed size.  What exactly is it you want?   Do you want
> something like
> https://gmplib.org/manual/Integer-Random-Numbers.html ?

Yes, bad wording on my side. It will be a sequence of invocations of rand:uniform_s/2 (on potentially differing integers).

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