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View Resource pLab: A Server on the Theory and Practice of Random Number Generation

This Web site is a good place to learn about advanced methods of random number generation and testing. The team of computer scientists and mathematicians of the pLab project conducts research in the field of stochastic simulation, and some of their results are included online. In the detailed discussions provided on the site, there are three random number generators given particular attention: the...
View Resource RANDOM.ORG

Created by Dr. Mads Haahr of the School of Computer Sciences and Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, RANDOM.ORG has generated over two trillion truly random bits in its nearly two decade history. As the site notes, "true" randomness is not as easy to come by as one might think. In fact, most computers generate pseudo-random numbers using mathematical formulae. RANDOM.ORG, on the other hand,...