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How does Numpy generate random numbers? Is the process sufficient to actually be considered random for the sake of academic work? : Python
I thought this would have an easy answer on google. I'm pretty sure that the regular random library is considered psuedo-random. Does numpy...
python  random  reddit  numpy 
november 2017 by ianweatherhogg
Shepherding Random Numbers · inconvergent
An incomprehensive guide to shepherding random numbers.
random  number 
november 2016 by ianweatherhogg
The Right Way to Use SecureRandom - Terse Systems
How do you generate a secure random number in JDK 1.8? It depends. The default: 1
SecureRandom random = new SecureRandom();
byte[] values = new …
java  jvm  security  random  number 
january 2016 by ianweatherhogg
Can you help me? I'm stuck on randomness for a genetic algorithm for music composition. : haskell
This is my first attempt at programming something non-trivial in Haskell. I'm trying to make a genetic algorithm that creates 4 part music. I've...
reddit  haskell  random 
november 2015 by ianweatherhogg
Password generation one-liner : linux
I was reading through man files in Linux today, and happened across a reference to /dev/urandom, so I decided to see if I could make a password...
reddit  password  generator  random 
october 2015 by ianweatherhogg
Hacking the Random Walk Hypothesis
This article discusses the relationship between Turing computability, unpredictability, randomness, and the controversial random walk hypothesis
trading  finance  python  random  5* 
september 2015 by ianweatherhogg
jgrahamc/rc4animation · GitHub
rc4animation - Animation of the RC4 pseudo-random algorithm in Processing
github  processing  animation  random  algorithm  generator 
february 2015 by ianweatherhogg
Random Key Generator
A simple key generator for all your random needs.
random  number  key  generator  password 
november 2014 by ianweatherhogg
Clustered Random Numbers
Using functional programming techniques and the standard functions from Underscore to generate random numbers that favor particular numbers. Useful for picking colors.
random  number  javascript  underscore  probability 
october 2014 by ianweatherhogg
Haskell Dice of Doom - Part 1 – Derek McLoughlin
Conrad Barski's Land of Lisp develops a simple board game from chapter 15 onwards, as an example of using functional-style programming in Common Lisp. The game, Dice of Doom, uses a hexagonally-tiled board where two or more players occupy various cells on the board and can attack each other subject to some rules. In this series we'll rewrite the game using Haskell.
haskell  game  random  helloworld  lisp  5*  artificial  intelligence 
september 2014 by ianweatherhogg
Shannon’s entropy of random variables and partitions | Yoo Box
Table of Contents entropy for dummies definition of entropy of r.v. and joint entropy the town intuition for entropy and its properties intuition for the notion of surprisal intuition for conditional entropy and its definition and properties entropy of continuous probability distribution some intuition for differential entropy for students of ergodic theory entropy of a…
random  entropy 
may 2014 by ianweatherhogg
Entropy: How Password Strength is Measured - Amit's Blog
My colleague Mike Sierchio wrote a cool post on password strength, and the concept of entropy. As he points out, entropy isn’t always entropy. That …
password  entropy  random  number  math 
may 2014 by ianweatherhogg
Generating consistent "random" numbers
Tips for a Debian GNU/Linux System Administrator.
linux  random  number  debian  admin 
february 2014 by ianweatherhogg
os.urandom() and the random devices (Linux) : Python
The [Python docs say]( of os.urandom() that "on a UNIX-like system this will query /dev/**urandom**", however...
linux  python  random  cryptography  entropy  reddit 
january 2014 by ianweatherhogg
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