random number generator

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Noun1.random number generator - a routine designed to yield a random number
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
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In 2001 Kolesov et al [38] developed a digital random-number generator based on the discrete chaotic-signal.
graph partitioning, heuristic algorithms, pseudo random-number generator
Results are decided by a random-number generator when a race starts.
An electronic random-number generator identifies the winner and placed horses.
5%, then the test is passed by the random-number generator.
Decru DataFort and the LKM Appliance use a hardware-based true random-number generator to create strong, high-entropy keys.
For example, many computers come equipped with a random-number generator that alternates between odd and even numbers.
The random-number generator described in Schrage [1979] is included for completeness.
However, the really questionable thing that the Symantec benchmarks do is place calls to the random-number generator inside the algorithm to be measured.