The rvar package

[Tags:library, public-domain]

Random number generation based on modeling random variables by an abstract type (RVar) which can be composed and manipulated monadically and sampled in either monadic or "pure" styles.

The primary purpose of this library is to support defining and sampling a wide variety of high quality random variables. Quality is prioritized over speed, but performance is an important goal too.

In my testing, I have found it capable of speed comparable to other Haskell libraries, but still a fair bit slower than straight C implementations of the same algorithms.

Changes in Version bump for transformers dependency.


Versions 0.2,,,
Dependencies base (>=3 && <5), MonadPrompt (==1.0.*), mtl (==1.1.* || ==2.*), random-source (==0.3.*), transformers (>=0.2 && <0.4) [details]
License PublicDomain
Author James Cook <>
Maintainer James Cook <>
Category Math
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Uploaded Fri Apr 13 12:12:02 UTC 2012 by JamesCook
Distributions Debian:, LTSHaskell:, NixOS:, Tumbleweed:
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mtl-2 has State, etc., as "type" rather than "newtype"


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