Pseudorandom number generators for personal computers

Published: 01-01-1993| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/8tyc3kw872.1
Kenneth G. Hamilton


Abstract The speed of desktop personal computers (PCs) has now reached a level of performance such that many scientific problems can be processed without recourse to mainframes. The pseudorandom number generators that are provided by several popular PC Fortran compilers are tested and timed, and compared to two algorithms that were previously published in this journal. Those two published routines have been enhanced and accelerated, and made compatible with a wider range of calling software. Title of program: RANTAUMAR Catalogue Id: ACLW_v1_0 Nature of problem Any Monte Carlo or other calculation requiring a uniform pseudorandom number generator. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ACLW_v2_0; RANTAUMAR2; 10.1016/0010-4655(93)90152-3 ACLW_v1_0; RANTAUMAR; 10.1016/0010-4655(93)90168-C ACLW_v3_0; RANSAL; 10.1016/0010-4655(94)90122-8 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)