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Mathematics of Computation
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A nonlinear congruential pseudorandom number generator with power of two modulus

Authors: Jürgen Eichenauer, Jürgen Lehn and Alev Topuzoğlu
Journal: Math. Comp. 51 (1988), 757-759
MSC: Primary 65C10; Secondary 11K45, 65C05
MathSciNet review: 958641
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Abstract: A nonlinear congruential pseudorandom number generator is studied where the modulus is a power of two. Investigation of this generator was suggested by Knuth [7]. A simple necessary and sufficient condition is given for this generator to have the maximal period length.

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PII: S 0025-5718(1988)0958641-1
Keywords: Pseudorandom number generator, nonlinear congruential sequence, power of two modulus, period length
Article copyright: © Copyright 1988 American Mathematical Society