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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

The 2020 MCQ for Mathematics of Computation is 1.78.

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The exact determination of rectangle discrepancy for linear congruential pseudorandom numbers
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by Lothar Afflerbach and Rainer Weilbächer PDF
Math. Comp. 53 (1989), 343-354 Request permission


Up to now, the rectangle discrepancy of linear congruential pseudorandom number generators could be exactly calculated only in some simple cases for a small number of generated points. Here an algorithm for the exact determination of the two-dimensional rectangle discrepancy is presented which is practicable for large generators and requires less computation time. The algorithm is based on special properties of linear congruential generators.
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  • © Copyright 1989 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 53 (1989), 343-354
  • MSC: Primary 65C10; Secondary 11K45
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  • MathSciNet review: 968147