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Pseudorandom Number Generators

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Base (i.e., lower-level) pseudorandom number generators (PRNGs).

Installation

npm install @stdlib/random-base

Usage

var random = require( '@stdlib/random-base' );

random

Namespace containing "base" (i.e., lower-level) pseudorandom number generators (PRNGs).

var ns = random;
// returns {...}

The namespace contains the following PRNGs:

Attached to each PRNG are the following properties:

  • NAME: the generator name.
  • seed: the value used to seed the PRNG.
  • seedLength: the length of the PRNG seed.
  • state: the PRNG state.
  • stateLength: the length of the PRNG state.
  • byteLength: the size of the PRNG state.
  • PRNG: the underlying pseudorandom number generator.

Additionally, attached to each PRNG is a .factory() method which supports creating a seeded PRNG and thus generating a reproducible sequence of pseudorandom numbers.

var rand;
var v;
var i;

// Generate pseudorandom values...
for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
    v = random.randu();
}

// Generate the same pseudorandom values...
rand = random.randu.factory({
    'seed': random.randu.seed
});
for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
    v = rand();
}

For parameterized PRNGs, the .factory() method supports specifying parameters upon either PRNG creation or invocation. For example,

// Create a PRNG which requires providing parameters at each invocation:
var rand = random.normal.factory({
    'seed': 12345
});

var r = rand( 1.0, 2.0 );
// returns <number>

// Create a PRNG with fixed parameters:
rand = random.normal.factory( 1.0, 2.0, {
    'seed': 12345
});

r = rand();
// returns <number>

Examples

var objectKeys = require( '@stdlib/utils-keys' );
var random = require( '@stdlib/random-base' );

console.log( objectKeys( random ) );

Notice

This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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