On Jul 8, 2005, at 7:06 PM, Will Farr wrote:
> I'm using SBCL 0.9.2.35 on my PowerBook G4, and I'm curious about the
> random number generator sitting behind the random function. Is it
> still the Mersenne Twister described at
> http://sbcl-internals.cliki.net/RANDOM-MT19937 ? That would be great
> (I'm doing some nbody simulations, and I don't want to have any
> correlations between body positions); if it isn't then I might cook up
> an interface to the GSL random number generators (if someone is
> interested, I might do that anyway...) so I can get some high-quality
> random numbers.
If you feel the need to implement an interface or a generator, no
sense in making it SBCL specific. If you need to call C or similar,
take a look at UFFI. A nice cross implementation interface or
generator could be useful to the CL community.