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**Subject**: **Re: [proposal] Concerns about math.random**
**From**: Tim Hill <drtimhill@...>
**Date**: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:27:11 -0700

On Mar 22, 2014, at 9:51 AM, Anders Bergh <anders1@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Jeremy Ong <jeremycong@gmail.com> wrote:
>> My recommendation is an implementation of the mersenne twister
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersenne_twister). MT is known to be
>> highly performant and produce high quality random numbers. With the
>> new bit shift operators this is a lot more doable. If there's
>> interest, I may try to provide a reference implementation for people
>> to try.
>
> Actually, MT is known to be exactly the opposite. There are CSPRNGs
> with better performance than MT[1].
>
> [1] http://burtleburtle.net/bob/rand/isaacafa.html
>
> --
> Anders Bergh
>
ISAAC looks very interesting, does anyone have any experience using it?
—Tim