math/hs-mwc-random - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Fast, high quality pseudo random number generation

This package contains code for generating high quality random numbers that
follow either a uniform or normal distribution. The generated numbers are
suitable for use in statistical applications.

The uniform PRNG uses Marsaglia's MWC256 (also known as MWC8222)
multiply-with-carry generator, which has a period of 2^8222 and fares well
in tests of randomness. It is also extremely fast, between 2 and 3 times
faster than the Mersenne Twister.

Compared to the mersenne-random package, this package has a more convenient
API, is faster, and supports more statistical distributions.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/mktools pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies

lang/ghc98 math/hs-math-functions devel/hs-primitive devel/hs-vector devel/hs-random lang/ghc98 math/hs-math-functions devel/hs-primitive devel/hs-vector devel/hs-random

Binary packages

NetBSD 10.0aarch64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 10.0aarch64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 10.0x86_64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 10.0x86_64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 9.0aarch64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 9.0aarch64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 9.0x86_64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 9.0x86_64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 9.3x86_64hs-mwc-random-
NetBSD 9.3x86_64hs-mwc-random-

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options


Known vulnerabilities

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