Package: dqrng 0.4.1

Ralf Stubner

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 <>) as well as the Xoroshiro / Xoshiro family by Blackman and Vigna (2021 <doi:10.1145/3460772>). 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>). The fast sampling methods support unweighted sampling both with and without replacement. 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'.

Authors:Ralf Stubner [aut, cre], daqana GmbH [cph], David Blackman [cph], Melissa O'Neill [cph], Sebastiano Vigna [cph], Aaron Lun [ctb], Kyle Butts [ctb], Henrik Sloot [ctb], Philippe Grosjean [ctb]

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# Install dqrng in R:
install.packages('dqrng', repos = c('', ''))

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  • c++– GNU Standard C++ Library v3



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Readme and manuals

Help Manual

Help pageTopics
dqrng: Fast Pseudo Random Number Generatorsdqrng-package dqrng
Multivariate Distributionsdqrmvnorm
R interfacedqrexp dqRNGkind dqrng_get_state dqrng_set_state dqrnorm dqrrademacher dqrunif dqset.seed
Unbiased Random Samples and Permutationsdqsample
Generate seed as a integer vectorgenerateSeedVectors
Registering as user-supplied RNGregister_methods restore_methods