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Re: rand / srand

by bingos (Vicar)
on Oct 24, 2006 at 07:29 UTC ( #580204=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to rand / srand

I played with srand/rand quite a bit and in the end abandoned their use in favour of Math::Random


Comment on Re: rand / srand
Re^2: rand / srand
by xdg (Monsignor) on Oct 24, 2006 at 11:41 UTC

    I strongly suggest Math::Random::MT::Auto for any random number generation work.

    The Mersenne Twister is a fast pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) th +at is capable of providing large volumes (> 10^6004) of "high quality +" pseudorandom data to applications that may exhaust available "truly +" random data sources or system-provided PRNGs such as rand.

    -xdg

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