Am Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:12:51 +0100
schrieb Timon Gehr <>:

> On 12/22/2013 02:09 AM, Timon Gehr wrote:
> >>
> >> The morale is that "uniform" random numbers doesn't imply that
> >> every value in the range will eventually be generated once!
> >>
> >
> > Yes it does. (The probability that some value is never generated is 0.)
> > The actual morale is that random number generators do not generate true
> > randomness, and poor random number generators may generate sequences
> > that do not look remotely random.
> 'pseudo random number generators' would be a more accurate term.

Can you elaborate a bit? How do you know that the Java LCG
can produce every 32-bit integer once? If that's true then
the problem with the Java code was something different and I
was just biased, because I was already expecting the code to
fail before the fact. (Expectations can do strange things to
your perception.)


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