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Random numbers generation

Random number generation with the Gnu Scientific Library, as per the reference manual section 17

Keywords
distribution, datagen
Usage
rng_alloc(type)
rng_clone(r)
rng_name(r)
rng_max(r)
rng_min(r)
rng_set(r, seed)
rng_get(r, length)
rng_uniform(r, length)
rng_uniform_int(r, N, length)
rng_uniform_pos(r, length)
Arguments
type

In function rng_alloc(), type of random number generator. This argument is taken to be a character string which is matched to the names of the random number generators given in the GSL manual section 17.9, with the initial “gsl_rng_” removed (for example, to use generator gsl_rng_ranlux, set type to ranlux). Partial matching is used; a null string is interpreted as mt19937.

r

Instance of a random number generator. Generate this using function rng_alloc().

seed

Random number seed

length

Length of vector of random numbers to create

N

In function rng_uniform_int(), upper bound of uniform distribution

Details

These are wrappers for the random number generator functions from the GSL http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl with arguments corresponding to those from the library. Calling rng_free is not necessary as R performs garbage collection automatically.

The functions that return random numbers (rng_get, rng_uniform, rng_uniform_int, rng_uniform_pos) take an extra argument that specifies the length of the vector of random numbers to be returned.

Value

Function rng_alloc() returns an external pointer to a GSL random number generator.

References

http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl

Aliases
  • Rng
  • rng
  • rng_alloc
  • rng_clone
  • rng_max
  • rng_min
  • rng_name
  • rng_set
  • rng_get
  • rng_uniform
  • rng_uniform_int
  • rng_uniform_pos
Examples
# NOT RUN {
r <- rng_alloc("cmrg")
rng_set(r, 100)
rng_uniform(r, 10)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package gsl, version 2.1-6, License: GPL-3

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