Pseudorandom Number Generator


Pseudorandom number generators - often just referred to as random number generators or RNGs - produce a deterministic sequence of random numbers. Unlike hash functions, each random number is using the previous as part of its calculation, so it's not possible to get the Nth random number without first having gotten the first N-1 random numbers as well.

Specific algorithms include:

Code Example

External Links

Pseudorandom number generator - Wikipedia article on Pseudorandom number generation.
List of Pseudo random number generators on Wikipedia.
Primer on Repeatable Random Numbers - Article on random number generators and random hash functions by Rune Skovbo Johansen.

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