A random-number generator for microcomputers

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A very efficient and statistically sound random-number generator of the prime modulus multiplicative congruential method is devised for 16-bit microcomputers (8-bit machines have to be double-precisioned). This generator combines several generators, and cycles every (215-20)2 numbers with 215—20 different numbers in one cycle. When precision is relatively unimportant, this generator is demonstrated to be a good random-number generator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-691
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing

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