
Re: Simple random number generator?
Posted:
Dec 23, 2012 10:25 AM


On Monday, November 26, 2012 3:08:29 PM UTC5, Existential Angst wrote: > Would be the digits of e, pi, et al? If that's the case, no need for fancy pyooter algorithms? Inneresting article on pi, randomness, chaos. http://www.lbl.gov/ScienceArticles/Archive/pirandom.html  EA
I think it depends on your definition of random. If your definition is that there is NO TEST that demonstrations a correlation between the digits then pi is definitely NOT random. Just take as your test a comparison with the corresponding digit of Pi. Perfect correlation! Are the digits of pi reandom in the usual sense? If they are, then pi is a normal number. Many mathematicians have attempted to prove this; none has succeeded. Dick

