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random number generator,

n a specific kind of random event generator that uses an electronic circuit to produce a random string of numbers. Such circuits are useful in studying mind-matter interactions. See also mind-matter interactions and random event generator.
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Hoogvorst, "High speed true random number generator based on open loop structures in FPGAs", Microelectronics Journal, vol.
We assigned the patients to treatment groups by using a random number generator.
For each combination of algorithm, graph and number of parts we compute the ratio between the largest and smallest cutsize we achieved with different random number generator seeds.
One of the oldest and most commonly implemented random number generators is the linear congruential random number generator (LCG) or Lehmer generator as proposed by D.
Informal testing suggests that large samples from this random number generator have skewness and kurtosis consistent with those of a normal distribution.
This means that whether or not some element of the population is included in the sample is governed solely by having its number come up on the roll of a die, toss of a coin, or, more realistically, by being selected by a random number generator.
Monte Carlo Analysis is an extension of game theory that involves applying a random number generator to complete a large number of trials across the probability distribution for a finite number of outcomes.
2 now supports Intel Corp's Random Number Generator as featured in the 810 chipset, the first stage in the company's partnership with Intel announced earlier this year (CI No 3,648).
Last week, Intel announced that its new Pentium III processor will include a unique serial number and a random number generator, features which the chip maker said will make it safer for customers buying goods over the Internet.
Center Space will be the third party supervising Dragonplay's Random Number Generator.
Using the quantum properties of light, the aim is to develop a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) as an easy, cheap and unbreakable (military-grade) encryption solution.
7 -- The Quantum World Corporation under its registered trademark, ComScire(R), is pleased to announce the release of its latest hardware true random number generator.