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java.lang.Object  +cern.colt.PersistentObject  +edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.RandomElement  +edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.RandomSeedable  +cern.jet.random.engine.RandomEngine
Abstract base class for uniform pseudorandom number generating engines.
Most probability distributions are obtained by using a uniform pseudorandom number generation engine
(derived from this class or RandomElement
)
followed by a transformation to the desired distribution.
Thus, subclasses of this class are at the core of computational statistics, simulations, Monte Carlo methods, etc.
Subclasses produce uniformly distributed int's and long's in the closed intervals [Integer.MIN_VALUE,Integer.MAX_VALUE] and [Long.MIN_VALUE,Long.MAX_VALUE], respectively, as well as float's and double's in the open unit intervals (0.0f,1.0f) and (0.0,1.0), respectively.
Subclasses need to override one single method only: nextInt(). All other methods generating different data types or ranges are usually layered upon nextInt(). long's are formed by concatenating two 32 bit int's. float's are formed by dividing the interval [0.0f,1.0f] into 2^{32} sub intervals, then randomly choosing one subinterval. double's are formed by dividing the interval [0.0,1.0] into 2^{64} sub intervals, then randomly choosing one subinterval.
Note that this implementation is not synchronized.
MersenneTwister
,
MersenneTwister64
,
Ranmar
,
Ranlux
,
Ranecu
,
Random
,
Serialized FormConstructor Summary  
protected 
RandomEngine()
Makes this class non instantiable, but still let's others inherit from it. 
Method Summary  
double 
apply(double dummy)
Equivalent to raw(). 
int 
apply(int dummy)
Equivalent to nextInt(). 
static RandomElement 
makeDefault()
Constructs and returns a new uniform random number engine seeded with the current time. 
double 
nextDouble()
Returns a 64 bit uniformly distributed random number in the open unit interval (0.0,1.0) (excluding 0.0 and 1.0). 
float 
nextFloat()
Returns a 32 bit uniformly distributed random number in the open unit interval (0.0f,1.0f) (excluding 0.0f and 1.0f). 
abstract int 
nextInt()
Returns a 32 bit uniformly distributed random number in the closed interval [Integer.MIN_VALUE,Integer.MAX_VALUE] (including Integer.MIN_VALUE and Integer.MAX_VALUE); 
long 
nextLong()
Returns a 64 bit uniformly distributed random number in the closed interval [Long.MIN_VALUE,Long.MAX_VALUE] (including Long.MIN_VALUE and Long.MAX_VALUE). 
double 
raw()
Returns a 32 bit uniformly distributed random number in the open unit interval (0.0,1.0) (excluding 0.0 and 1.0). 
Methods inherited from class edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.RandomSeedable 
ClockSeed, ClockSeed 
Methods inherited from class edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.RandomElement 
choose, choose, gaussian, gaussian, powlaw, raw, raw, uniform 
Methods inherited from class cern.colt.PersistentObject 
clone 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object 
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait 
Constructor Detail 
protected RandomEngine()
Method Detail 
public double apply(double dummy)
apply
in interface cern.colt.function.DoubleFunction
dummy
 argument passed to the function.
public int apply(int dummy)
apply
in interface cern.colt.function.IntFunction
dummy
 argument passed to the function.
public static RandomElement makeDefault()
MersenneTwister
.
public double nextDouble()
(0.0,1.0)
(excluding 0.0 and 1.0).
public float nextFloat()
(0.0f,1.0f)
(excluding 0.0f and 1.0f).
public abstract int nextInt()
public long nextLong()
public double raw()
(0.0,1.0)
(excluding 0.0 and 1.0).
raw
in class RandomElement
RandomJava


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