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Re: Random numbers are not random enough on Windows

by GrandFather (Sage)
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:19 UTC ( #803633=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Random numbers are not random enough on Windows

Perl's rand uses the C run time rand provided by the compiler. Often such pseudo-random number generators perform very poorly and the Microsoft one provided by the compiler used to build ActiveState's Perl offering is a case in point.

However, it's a problem that is easily fixed. Just use Math::Random::MT qw(srand rand); and the problem goes away regardless of how your Perl was built.


True laziness is hard work


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