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Linear congruential generator

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1
    Linear congruential generator x_n (equivalence) k x_{n-1} (mod 100)where k is some fixed

    positive integer. Is this a good random number generator (that generates from 0 to 99). for

    which k is this particularly bad and are are there any k for which this is better than other

    k? How many such better k are there ? You can not determine the initial seed, x_0.

    I think any k that is 10,20,30.. gives a 0.
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  3. Sep 22, 2010 #2
    Select a number coprime with 100.
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