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Randomness is a key component of probabilistic algorithms, many combinatorial aarguments, the analysis of hashing functions, and in cryptography, among other applications.

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When you say random numbers you want to have a series of numbers such that given any sequence of $i-1$ numbers, the probability of the $i$th number having a certain value is independent from all its p …
answered Nov 19 '10 by Raphael
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Donald Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming has algorithms for generating many common distributions in volume two, chapter three.
answered Sep 12 '11 by Raphael