dqrng: Fast Pseudo Random Number Generators

Several fast random number generators are provided as C++ header only libraries: The PCG family by O'Neill (2014 <https://www.cs.hmc.edu/tr/hmc-cs-2014-0905.pdf>) as well as Xoroshiro128+ and Xoshiro256+ by Blackman and Vigna (2018 <arXiv:1805.01407>). In addition fast functions for generating random numbers according to a uniform, normal and exponential distribution are included. The latter two use the Ziggurat algorithm originally proposed by Marsaglia and Tsang (2000, <doi:10.18637/jss.v005.i08>). These functions are exported to R and as a C++ interface and are enabled for use with the default 64 bit generator from the PCG family, Xoroshiro128+ and Xoshiro256+ as well as the 64 bit version of the 20 rounds Threefry engine (Salmon et al., 2011 <doi:10.1145/2063384.2063405>) as provided by the package 'sitmo'.

Package details

AuthorRalf Stubner [aut, cre], daqana GmbH [cph], David Blackman [ctb], Melissa O'Neill [ctb], Sebastiano Vigna [ctb], Aaron Lun [ctb]
MaintainerRalf Stubner <[email protected]>
LicenseAGPL-3 | file LICENSE
Version0.2.1
URL https://www.daqana.org/dqrng https://github.com/daqana/dqrng
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("dqrng")

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dqrng documentation built on May 17, 2019, 5:03 p.m.