ISO 28640:2010
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Random variate generation methods

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ISO 28640:2010 specifies methods for generating uniform and non-uniform random variates for Monte Carlo simulation purposes. Cryptographic random number generation methods are not included. ISO 28640:2010 is applicable, inter alia, by

  • researchers, industrial engineers or experts in operations management, who use statistical simulation,
  • statisticians who need randomization related to SQC methods, statistical design of experiments or sample surveys,
  • applied mathematicians who plan complex optimization procedures that require the use of Monte Carlo methods, and
  • software engineers who implement algorithms for random variate generation.


  • Document published on: 2010-03-15
    Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 03.120.30
    Status: Published Stage: 90.60 (2015-06-17)
    TC/SC: ISO/TC 69 Number of Pages: 54
  • This standard has not been revised

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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