Not to be obtuse, but why can't you use rand? This smacks of an XY Problem. There are a myriad of ways to generate pseudom random series, and the appropriate solution depends very strongly on the intended purpose. 'Best time complexity' is solved by xkcd://221, which is probably not what you mean. Most Linux boxes have /dev/random at their disposal for truly high quality randomness, but this is overkill for nearly every application, and denies the possibility of playback.
~$ perl -e 'open $rnd, "<", "/dev/random"; read $rnd, $value, 4; prin
+t "Value = ", unpack ("H*", $value), "\n"'
Value = 0de13803
Equivalent functionality can be garnered on other systems with TrulyRandom
. These are very slow, though still 'Best time complexity'.
Describe your application, and the quality of the guidance we can provide will improve dramatically.
#11929 First ask yourself `How would I do this without a computer?' Then have the computer do it the same way.
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