Generation of pseudo-random numbers
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, For sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Washington, D.C, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Numbers, Random,
  • Random number generators

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StatementLeonard W. Howell and Mario H. Rheinfurth
SeriesNASA technical paper -- 2105
ContributionsRheinfurth, Mario H, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 22 p. :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17979647M

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