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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 <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Jeremy Ong <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
>  http://burtleburtle.net/bob/rand/isaacafa.html
> Anders Bergh
ISAAC looks very interesting, does anyone have any experience using it?