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The threefry random number generator

Pseudo-random number generation has many applications in computing. The use of random number in parallel is becoming necessary and a recent solution is the use of so-called block cipher algorithms. In this post, I review the mechanism being the Threefry random number generator that is based on the the Threefish block cipher. The article below is actually a Jupyter notebook and can be downloaded on my GitHub account: see the notebook | download the notebook (a right-click may help). The code is 3-clause BSD and content CC-BY.

{% notebook 2016/threefry.ipynb cells[1:] %}

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