A Horadam-Based Pseudo-Random Number Generator

Ovidiu D. Bagdasar, Minsi Chen

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Uniformly distributed pseudo-random number generators are commonly used in certain numerical algorithms and simulations. In this article a random number generation algorithm based on the geometric properties of complex Horadam sequences was investigated. For certain parameters, the sequence exhibited uniformity in the distribution of arguments. This feature was exploited to design a pseudo-random number generator which was evaluated using Monte Carlo π estimations, and found to perform comparatively with commonly used generators like Multiplicative Lagged Fibonacci and the 'twister' Mersenne.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 UKSim-AMSS 16th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479949229
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Mar 201428 Mar 2014
Conference number: 16


Conference16th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation
Abbreviated titleUKSim-AMSS
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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