The mwc-random package

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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.


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Versions 0.4.1, 0.4.1.1, 0.5.0.0, 0.5.1.1, 0.5.1.2, 0.5.1.3, 0.5.1.4, 0.6.0.0, 0.7.0.0, 0.7.0.1, 0.8.0.0, 0.8.0.1, 0.8.0.2, 0.8.0.3, 0.8.0.5, 0.9.0.0, 0.10.0.0, 0.10.0.1, 0.11.0.0, 0.12.0.0, 0.12.0.1, 0.13.0.0, 0.13.1.0, 0.13.1.1, 0.13.1.2, 0.13.2.0, 0.13.2.2, 0.13.3.0, 0.13.3.1, 0.13.3.2, 0.13.4.0, 0.13.5.0, 0.13.6.0
Dependencies base (<5), primitive (<0.6), time, vector (>=0.7) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011 Bryan O'Sullivan
Author Bryan O'Sullivan <bos@serpentine.com>
Maintainer Bryan O'Sullivan <bos@serpentine.com>
Category Math, Statistics
Home page https://github.com/bos/mwc-random
Bug tracker https://github.com/bos/mwc-random/issues
Source repository head: git clone git://github.com/bos/mwc-random
head: hg clone https://bitbucket.org/bos/mwc-random
Uploaded Wed Aug 15 18:45:46 UTC 2012 by BryanOSullivan
Updated Mon Apr 6 16:54:48 UTC 2015 by AlexeyKhudyakov to revision 1
Distributions Arch:0.13.6.0, Debian:0.13.3.2, Fedora:0.13.5.0, FreeBSD:0.13.3.2, LTSHaskell:0.13.6.0, NixOS:0.13.6.0, Stackage:0.13.6.0, Tumbleweed:0.13.6.0
Downloads 84920 total (1794 in the last 30 days)
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Efficient, general purpose pseudo-random number generation

This package provides the System.Random.MWC module, a Haskell library for generating high-quality pseudo-random numbers in a space- and time-efficient way.

Get involved!

Please report bugs via the github issue tracker.

Master git git repository:

  • git clone git://github.com/bos/mwc-random.git

There's also a Mercurial mirror:

  • hg clone http://bitbucket.org/bos/mwc-random

(You can create and contribute changes using either Mercurial or git.)

Authors

This library is written and maintained by Bryan O'Sullivan, bos@serpentine.com.