Statistische Hefte

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 321–333 | Cite as

The pseudo-random number generators in Commodore and Apple microcomputers

  • Lothar Afflerbach


In this paper the pseudo-random number generators which are implemented in the widely used Commondore and Apple microcomputers are discussed. The results of this investigation show that these generators are not useful for scientific work. In particular short periods appear in the sequences of the generated pseudo-random numbers.


Floating Point Memory Address Linear Congruential Generator Commodore Program Commodore Computer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lothar Afflerbach
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  1. 1.Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadt

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