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Re: Using a huge list of random numbers from random.org
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Aug 18, 2012 8:41 PM


On 8/17/2012 12:44 AM, kbru157@gmail.com wrote: > I am doing some simulation which requires the use of random numbers.
I do not want to use pseudorandom numbers. Instead I intend to download some of the binary files from random.org > http://www.random.org/files/ > How do I use these digits within mathematica 8.0? (Subsidiary question:
How would one convert these binary digits into deimal fractions?) >
It might be worth considering whether your avoidance of some pseudorandom number generator is helpful. In fact, if your simulation is able to distinguish between a good pseudorandom number generator and atmospheric noise, that would be quite startling.
These random.org numbers are, philosophically speaking, not random at all, but completely determined. An adversary could look at the first string of bits, discover which of the posted days of random atmospheric noise you are using, and then predict the next 8 million bits in sequence. That might, however, be irrelevant to you.



