Generating Random Numbers in Mathematica

  • David A. Belsley
Part of the Advances in Computational Economics book series (AICE, volume 6)


Mathematica’s random number generator is described. It is among the “New Class,” and, while not perfect, it has massively long periodicity along with many other excellent characteristics. It is shown how this can be combined with Mathematica’s other attributes to allow random variables of most distributions to be generated with relative ease.


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