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Topic: Simple random number generator?
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Frederick Williams

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Re: Simple random number generator?
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 12:47 PM
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Existential Angst wrote:
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> Would be the digits of e, pi, et al?
> If that's the case, no need for fancy pyooter algorithms?


What random numbers are generated? I can see that e (etc) might
generate a stream of random integers in the range 0 to 9 inclusive. But
what if I want a random real x, 0 <= x <= 1, say?

> Inneresting article on pi, randomness, chaos.
> http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/pi-random.html


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