This server is maintained by a team of mathematicians and computer
scientists led by Peter
Hellekalek at the Department of Mathematics
of the University
We present results and links for this fundamental tool in stochastic simulation and in applied cryptography, some
of them due to our own research in this field. Enjoy the data and
allow for necessary incompleteness and subjectivity.
An unmoderated collection of network-resouces on random number generators is located on this server as part of the WWW Virtual Library.
A short tour of the information we offer:
On this page, we provide information on our team.
We discuss different types of random number generators and some
of their properties.
We provide rather extensive links to people, software and related
On this page, you will find references to articles and books that
we consider helpful and worth reading.
If you need code for random number generation, even for nonuniform
distributions: This is your page!
All random number generators have their weak points. We discuss
the issue of empirical (statistical) testing of RNGs and provide
results as well as links.
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