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Gilles commented on RNG-16:
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bq. Preconfigured generators using the same parameters as these languages would 
be convenient for reproducing the same number sequences in Java.

Out of curiosity, for what would it be used?


> Linear congruential generators
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: RNG-16
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RNG-16
>             Project: Commons RNG
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Emmanuel Bourg
>            Priority: Minor
>
> This is a RFE for implementing linear congruential generators:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator
> This type of random generator is often used in language runtimes (Borland C, 
> GCC, Delphi, VB and even Java). Preconfigured generators using the same 
> parameters as these languages would be convenient for reproducing the same 
> number sequences in Java.



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