[Rd] RNG.c: unif_rand, MARSAGLIA_MULTICARRY (PR#2437)

simardr@IRO.UMontreal.CA simardr@IRO.UMontreal.CA
Thu Jan 9 23:32:04 2003

Full_Name: Richard Simard
OS: Linux
Submission from: (NULL) (

In the random number generator MARSAGLIA_MULTICARRY, your algorithm is
different than the one in the original reference that you give in the R manual:
Marsaglia in his post to the mailing list {\it sci.stat.math} on September 29,
The last line in the R program has a ^
while Marsaglia's algorithm has a +.
This gives very different random number generators.

The full line in RNG.c is:
    return ((I1 << 16)^(I2 & 0177777)) * i2_32m1; /* in [0,1) */