about pseudo-random numbers

Tim Iverson iverson@cisco.com
Wed Jan 14 13:18:00 GMT 1998

You can use (random() % limit), but you need to beware of destroying some
of the properties of the sequence -- not all pseudo-random sequences retain
their various random properties after a modulus operation.

I recommend reading, Knuth's Seminumerical Algorithms (Art of Computer
Programming Vol 2.), for detailed info on pseudo-random sequences.

- Tim Iverson

| Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 11:50:24 +0100 (MET)
| From: Valter EOR Santos <c9707059@cca.fc.up.pt>
| To: GNU-Win32 Mailing List <gnu-win32@cygnus.com>
| Subject: about pseudo-random numbers
|   My question is if there is any way to make a limit in the random
| generation. In the Turbo Borland C++ i have the unit random(int limit)
| that produces numbers between 0 and limit. In the gnu, or other linux
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