Random numbers

To give you some background, it was apparently not easy to generate random numbers before PC was invented (before the 50’s or so). Quite often, what people understand about random numbers is not what random numbers actually are. Anyway, a book (as a reference to random numbers) called “A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates” was published by Rand Corporation back in 1955. It was useful for the scientists, say when they wanted to do simulations etc, saving them time from “manually” generating random numbers. In 2002, this book was reprinted, and it’s available on Amazon.Read the reviews about this book, they are very entertaining 🙂 If you want to read comments that are more sane, go to this blog – “A million random digits”.

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