WP34S: Question about Ran# in integer modes

12182013, 08:33 PM
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WP34S: Question about Ran# in integer modes
I figure I can get random bits by switching to base 2, then hitting ran#, or change to base 6 and I can use the digits in place of a 6 sided dice.
When I do this and sum a random walk of various bits  or of all bits  the variance seems too small. The walk seems to land too close to zero to be uniform random. I glanced at the source code and the calculator is using a tausworthe generator from gnu science lib so either I'm testing the numbers incorrectly or the output is not what I assumed it was. Are digits uniform random when in an integer mode (base x)? Also, how to I read and set the seed for the random generator? 

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WP34S: Question about Ran# in integer modes  eri  12182013 08:33 PM
RE: WP34S: Question about Ran# in integer modes  walter b  12182013, 09:39 PM
RE: WP34S: Question about Ran# in integer modes  Paul Dale  12192013, 07:48 AM
RE: WP34S: Question about Ran# in integer modes  eri  12192013, 08:08 AM
RE: WP34S: Question about Ran# in integer modes  Paul Dale  12192013, 09:11 AM

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