[Rd] Generate random numbers in Fortran

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Sat Feb 14 22:05:01 CET 2009

Ben Bolker <bolker <at> ufl.edu> 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,
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_Recipes )
>   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


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