The mwc-random package

[Tags: bsd3, library]

This package contains code for generating high quality random numbers that follow either a uniform or normal distribution. The generated numbers are suitable for use in statistical applications.

The uniform PRNG uses Marsaglia's MWC256 (also known as MWC8222) multiply-with-carry generator, which has a period of 2^8222 and fares well in tests of randomness. It is also extremely fast, between 2 and 3 times faster than the Mersenne Twister.

Compared to the mersenne-random package, this package has a more convenient API, is faster, and supports more statistical distributions.


Dependenciesbase (<5), primitive, time, vector (>=0.7)
Copyright2009, 2010, 2011 Bryan O'Sullivan
AuthorBryan O'Sullivan <>
MaintainerBryan O'Sullivan <>
CategoryMath, Statistics
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Upload dateMon Aug 11 21:39:25 UTC 2014
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