RandomLua

math.random used to give different numbers on different platforms. Since I didn't intend to compile C code for every platform, I decided to create a Pure Lua Random Generator (probably another one...).

This is not true anymore, but the library still remains for the curious and those who want to try different pseudo-random generators.

3 algorithms:

  • Mersenne twister [1], very good and slow.
  • Multiply-with-carry [2], probably the best option.
  • Linear congruential generator [3], fast and, well, it works... kind of.

MWC and LCG come with 3 pre-defined parameters.

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