mixed congruential generator

mixed congruential generator

[′mikst ‚kän·grü′en·chəl ′jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(computer science)
A congruential generator in which the constant b in the generating formula is not equal to zero.
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What is a simple, virtuous generator I can use in my programs in order to have a reliable source of random numbers?" The generator that Knuth recommends is a mixed congruential generator whose modulus is a power of two-precisely the type of generator that Park and Miller vigorously lambaste.
If we are willing to tolerate overflow on integer operations we can use Knuth's mixed congruential generator as it stands.
* Shuffle with Knuth's mixed congruential generator, m = 2.sup.32, 32 bits ...