Pseudorandom number generator

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A pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) is an algorithm that generates a sequence of numbers, the elements of which are approximately independent of each other.

The outputs of most pseudorandom number generators are not truly random — they only approximate some of the properties of random numbers.

Algorithms

There are several algorithms on generating random numbers:

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