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Topic: Simple random number generator?
Replies: 6   Last Post: Dec 23, 2012 10:25 AM

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 DBatchelo1 Posts: 236 Registered: 12/12/04
Re: Simple random number generator?
Posted: Dec 23, 2012 10:25 AM

On Monday, November 26, 2012 3:08:29 PM UTC-5, 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/Science-Articles/Archive/pi-random.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

Date Subject Author
11/26/12 Existential Angst
11/26/12 Clark Smith
11/27/12 Existential Angst
11/27/12 Existential Angst
11/28/12 JohnF
11/28/12 Frederick Williams
12/23/12 DBatchelo1