Re: [Rd] Generate random numbers in Fortran

From: Ben Bolker <>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 21:05:01 +0000 (UTC)

Ben Bolker <bolker <at>> writes:

> > vQ
> If one can get the R routines to work, I think they have some
> advantages over NAG and Numerical Recipes routines:
> * source code is freely redistributable
> * I can't really claim expertise, but I believe there
> has been some controversy (see the wikipedia page on NR,
> )
> The big advantage of NR is not in the algorithms, but
> in the explanations in the book ...
> (The wikipedia page also refers to the Gnu Scientific Library,
> which might be another set of options.)
> Ben Bolker
> ______________________________________________

  PS (replying to myself) there's an eloquent criticism of NR's licensing policies at which articulates a lot of my complaints better than I could

  Ben mailing list Received on Sat 14 Feb 2009 - 20:09:17 GMT

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