random number

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ran′dom num′ber

a number chosen by a random sampling, as from a table (ran′dom num′ber ta`ble) or generated by a computer.
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There are two major methods of random number generation, each with their own strengths and applications: Pseudo-Random Number Generators (PRNGs) and True Random Number Generators (TRNGs).
Whitewood's quantum random number generator device for encryption is planned to hit the market in Q2 2015.
It is almost impossible for a computer to generate a random number but using the space environment we can generate true random numbers from radiation," Sampson added.
The patient's starting age for treatment D1 is sampled using random number [RN.
According to the report, which appeared in CNET, it's this random number, not your Apple ID or e-mail address, that gets stored on the backend.
In principle, one could use this to make better-quality random numbers.
A spreadsheet program can be used for simulation of random events because it enables users to generate random numbers into the selected cells of a table (e.
It was suggested that they could be automated scoreboards for dance judges or they could be some means of producing four random numbers for a 'forecast card' to win some money," says Steve.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Grant, 29, of Birch Road, Blaydon, had overridden the random number generator at the bingo hall in Sunderland on two occasions and read the numbers manually.
Even hackers would only find random numbers and keywords and could not route it back to personal information.
This non-random behavior happens because the standard random number generators in computers are not really random.
Other cryptographic algorithms currently validated by the CMVP are the Data Encryption Standard (DES), the Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), and the Random Number Generator algorithm (RNG).