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HPL_rand(3) HPL Library Functions HPL_rand(3)## NAME

HPL_rand - random number generator.## SYNOPSIS

#include"hpl.h"doubleHPL_rand();## DESCRIPTION

HPL_randgenerates the next number in the random sequence. This function ensures that this number lies in the interval (-0.5, 0.5]. The static array irand contains the information (2 integers) required to generate the next number in the sequence X(n). This number is computed as X(n) = (2^32 * irand[1] + irand[0]) / d - 0.5, where the constant d is the largest 64 bit positive integer. The array irand is then updated for the generation of the next number X(n+1) in the random sequence as follows X(n+1) = a * X(n) + c. The constants a and c should have been preliminarily stored in the arrays ias and ics as 2 pairs of integers. The initialization of ias, ics and irand is performed by the function HPL_setran.## SEE ALSO

HPL_ladd(3),HPL_lmul(3),HPL_setran(3),HPL_xjumpm(3),HPL_jumpit(3). HPL 2.1 October 26, 2012 HPL_rand(3)

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