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Class Benchmark

  extended bycern.jet.random.engine.Benchmark

public class Benchmark
extends Object

Benchmarks the performance of the currently provided uniform pseudo-random number generation engines.

All distributions are obtained by using a uniform pseudo-random number generation engine. followed by a transformation to the desired distribution. Therefore, the performance of the uniform engines is crucial.

Comparison of uniform generation engines

Name Period

[# million uniform random numbers generated/sec]
Pentium Pro 200 Mhz, JDK 1.2, NT

MersenneTwister 219937-1 (=106001) 2.5
Ranlux (default luxury level 3) 10171 0.4
Ranmar 1043 1.6
Ranecu 1018 1.5
java.util.Random.nextFloat() ? 2.4

Note: Methods working on the default uniform random generator are synchronized and therefore in current VM's slow (as of June '99). Methods taking as argument a uniform random generator are not synchronized and therefore much quicker. Thus, if you need a lot of random numbers, you should use the unsynchronized approach:

Example usage:

 edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.RandomElement generator;
 generator = new cern.jet.random.engine.MersenneTwister(new java.util.Date());
 //generator = new edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.Ranecu(new java.util.Date());
 //generator = new edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.Ranmar(new java.util.Date());
 //generator = new edu.cornell.lassp.houle.RngPack.Ranlux(new java.util.Date());
 //generator = makeDefaultGenerator();
 for (int i=1000000; --i >=0; ) {
    double uniform = generator.raw();

1.0, 09/24/99
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Method Summary
static void benchmark(int times)
          Benchmarks raw() for various uniform generation engines.
static void main(String[] args)
          Tests various methods of this class.
static void test(int size, RandomEngine randomEngine)
          Prints the first size random numbers generated by the given engine.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Method Detail


public static void benchmark(int times)
Benchmarks raw() for various uniform generation engines.


public static void main(String[] args)
Tests various methods of this class.


public static void test(int size,
                        RandomEngine randomEngine)
Prints the first size random numbers generated by the given engine.

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