Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 45–60

Algorithms for randomness in the behavioral sciences: A tutorial

Authors

  • Marc Brysbaert
    • University of Leuven
Computer Technology

DOI: 10.3758/BF03203334

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Brysbaert, M. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers (1991) 23: 45. doi:10.3758/BF03203334
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Abstract

Simulations and experiments frequently demand the generation of random numbers that have specific distributions. This article describes which distributions should be used for. the most common problems and gives algorithms to generate the numbers. It is also shown that a commonly used permutation algorithm (Nilsson, 1978) is deficient.

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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1991