A random number generator for PC's

Published: 1 January 1990| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/dv4z6xykc2.1
George Marsaglia, B. Narasimhan, Arif Zaman


Abstract It is now possible to do serious scientific work on personal computers (PC's). Many simulation studies, whether exploratory or for production runs, call for random numbers. We offer here a new kind of random number generator with implementation tailored specifically for PC's using Intel 8088/8086 or 80286/80386 processors. A floating-point coprocessor is not required or even useful for the generator, although, of course, a coprocessor may help other parts of a simulation. The generator has an... Title of program: ACARRYPC Catalogue Id: ABTL_v1_0 Nature of problem Any Monte Carlo calculation requiring a uniform random number generator. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ABTL_v1_0; ACARRYPC; 10.1016/0010-4655(90)90033-W This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Computational Physics, Computational Method