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Re: recursion and fsolve

From: Dmitri A. Sergatskov
Subject: Re: recursion and fsolve
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 23:51:48 -0600
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John W. Eaton wrote:
| | What David was referring to above is Marsaglia's ziggurat
| algorithm for generating normally distributed random numbers.
| Matlab has older version of this algorithm.  David's implementation
| comes from the description given in TOMS.

Sorry, I might have misunderstood the question earlier.  I thought the
question was about what random number generator was used in Matlab.
In the article I referenced, Cleve Moler says it is the same as an
M-file available on the web (the M-file is not the actual code, but it
is supposed to produce identical results).  Even though there is an
example implementation available on a web site, it is not clear that
we can base the code in Octave on it.  There is no stated copyright or
license in the file, but that doesn't mean we can use it.

There are a couple relevant documents on




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