Friday, May 23, 2008

Random musings is a great site to read up on random numbers, with Bo Allen highlighting some differences.

Bitmap generated by a True Random Number Generator (TRNG) via atmospheric noise :

Bitmap generated by a Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) :


Butch Howard said...

If I had not made the bitmap generator with PHP's "rand()" in the WAMP environment, I would never have known there are possible issues with it.

And now we know he slept through some basic CS courses.