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Author Hull, T. E. ♦ Dobell, A. R.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1964
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Random number generators of the mixed congruential type have recently been proposed. They appear to have some advantages over those of the multiplicative type, except that their statistical behavior is unsatisfactory in some cases. It is shown theoretically that a certain class of these mixed generators should be expected to fail statistical tests for randomness. Extensive testing confirms this hypothesis and makes possible a more precise definition of the unsatisfactory class. It is concluded that the advantages of mixed generators can be realized only in special circumstances. On machines with relatively short multiplication times the multiplicative generators are to be preferred.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1964-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 1
Page Count 10
Starting Page 31
Ending Page 40


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Source: ACM Digital Library