The Linear Congruent Random Number Generator Model generates a sequence of integers x[i] over the interval [0, m-1] by the recurrence relation

x[i+1] = (a*x[i]+c) mod m

where the modulus m is greater than zero, the multiplier a is greater than zero and less than m, and the increment c is greater than zero and less than m. All numbers are integers and all arithmetic is integer arithmetic. The initial value x[0] is known as the seed.

The Linear Congruent Number Generator Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_math_RandomLCG.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Java.

Linear Congruent Number Generator source code.
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the EJS Linear Congruent Number Generator Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs. download 121kb .zip
Last Modified: June 17, 2010
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Linear Congruent Random Number Generator Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8892&DocID=1194 (accessed 26 June 2016).

Christian, Wolfgang. Linear Congruent Random Number Generator Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 26 June 2016 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8892&DocID=1194>.

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