pseudo-random generator

A survey of the [60′s] Monte Carlo methods [2]

May 17, 2011 | xi'an

The 24 questions asked by John Halton in the conclusion of his 1970 survey are Can we obtain a theory of convergence for random variables taking values in Fréchet spaces? Can the study of Monte Carlo estimates in separable Fréchet spaces give a theory of global approximation? When sampling functions, ... [Read more...]

Truly random?!

September 6, 2010 | xi'an

Having purchased the September edition of La Recherche because of its (disappointing!) coverage on black matter, I came by a short coverage on an Intel circuit producing “truly random” numbers… I already discussed this issue in an earlier post, namely that there is no reason physical generators are “more” random ... [Read more...]

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