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Good news for PPC Random-Number Generator
05-17-2021, 11:50 PM (This post was last modified: 05-18-2021 01:02 AM by Valentin Albillo.)
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RE: Good news for PPC Random-Number Generator
That simple algorithm produces exactly one million pseudo-random integers from 0 to 999999 (or from 0.000000 to 0.999999). After that, it simply repeats the same sequence, which is fine for games and such. I used it to generate 1,000,000 user-selectable random palettes for my Fractval program.

On the other hand, the HP-71B RND function provides a trillion rng's before repeating and passes the Spectral test, which is adequate for serious purposes. Just a one-million period is too few for that, the longer the period the better.


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