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Summary on Random Number Generators

Mersenne Twister

The most popular pseudo random number generator (PRNG) currently is Mersenne Twister. It is implemented in many programming languages and is the default in many software and programming languages. Mersenne Twister has many different versions, among which the MT19937 is the most widely used one. The period of …

Don't Do Statistics If You Don't Really Undestand It

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

As a statistician I'm very glad to see that statistics is being widely used in many areas. However, time after time I found that it is really dangerous for people who don't really understand statistics to use it. As we all know that there are …