Evolution of random number generators

87 · John Cook · April 29, 2021, 2:14 p.m.
The previous post showed that the bits of prime powers look kinda chaotic. When you plot them, they form a triangular shape because the size of the numbers is growing. The numbers are growing geometrically, so their binary representations are growing linearly. Here’s the plot for powers of 5: You can crop the triangle so […] The post Evolution of random number generators first appeared on John D. Cook....