Random Number Generation

  • James Antonio Bucklew
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


In this chapter, we give a quick overview and discussion of some of the principal methods for generating good random numbers with a specified distribution on a computer.


Random Number Generation Finite State Machine Inversion Method Probability Vector Acceptance Function 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Antonio Bucklew
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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