## Class MersenneTwister

- java.lang.Object
- org.apache.commons.math3.random.BitsStreamGenerator
- org.apache.commons.math3.random.MersenneTwister

- All Implemented Interfaces:
- Serializable, RandomGenerator

public class MersenneTwisterextends BitsStreamGeneratorimplements Serializable

This class implements a powerful pseudo-random number generator developed by Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura during 1996-1997.This generator features an extremely long period (2

^{19937}-1) and 623-dimensional equidistribution up to 32 bits accuracy. The home page for this generator is located at http://www.math.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~m-mat/MT/emt.html.This generator is described in a paper by Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura in 1998: Mersenne Twister: A 623-Dimensionally Equidistributed Uniform Pseudo-Random Number Generator, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Vol. 8, No. 1, January 1998, pp 3--30

This class is mainly a Java port of the 2002-01-26 version of the generator written in C by Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura. Here is their original copyright:

Copyright (C) 1997 - 2002, Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura, All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: - Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
- Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
- The names of its contributors may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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- Serialized Form

### Constructor Summary

Constructors Constructor and Description **MersenneTwister**()Creates a new random number generator.**MersenneTwister**(int seed)Creates a new random number generator using a single int seed.**MersenneTwister**(int[] seed)Creates a new random number generator using an int array seed.**MersenneTwister**(long seed)Creates a new random number generator using a single long seed.

### Method Summary

Methods Modifier and Type Method and Description `void`

**setSeed**(int seed)Reinitialize the generator as if just built with the given int seed.`void`

**setSeed**(int[] seed)Reinitialize the generator as if just built with the given int array seed.`void`

**setSeed**(long seed)Reinitialize the generator as if just built with the given long seed.### Methods inherited from class org.apache.commons.math3.random.BitsStreamGenerator

`clear, nextBoolean, nextBytes, nextDouble, nextFloat, nextGaussian, nextInt, nextInt, nextLong, nextLong`

### Constructor Detail

#### MersenneTwister

public MersenneTwister()

Creates a new random number generator.The instance is initialized using the current time plus the system identity hash code of this instance as the seed.

#### MersenneTwister

public MersenneTwister(int seed)

Creates a new random number generator using a single int seed.- Parameters:
`seed`

- the initial seed (32 bits integer)

#### MersenneTwister

public MersenneTwister(int[] seed)

Creates a new random number generator using an int array seed.- Parameters:
`seed`

- the initial seed (32 bits integers array), if null the seed of the generator will be related to the current time

#### MersenneTwister

public MersenneTwister(long seed)

Creates a new random number generator using a single long seed.- Parameters:
`seed`

- the initial seed (64 bits integer)

### Method Detail

#### setSeed

public void setSeed(int seed)

Reinitialize the generator as if just built with the given int seed.The state of the generator is exactly the same as a new generator built with the same seed.

**Specified by:**`setSeed`

in interface`RandomGenerator`

**Specified by:**`setSeed`

in class`BitsStreamGenerator`

- Parameters:
`seed`

- the initial seed (32 bits integer)

#### setSeed

public void setSeed(int[] seed)

Reinitialize the generator as if just built with the given int array seed.The state of the generator is exactly the same as a new generator built with the same seed.

**Specified by:**`setSeed`

in interface`RandomGenerator`

**Specified by:**`setSeed`

in class`BitsStreamGenerator`

- Parameters:
`seed`

- the initial seed (32 bits integers array), if null the seed of the generator will be the current system time plus the system identity hash code of this instance

#### setSeed

public void setSeed(long seed)

Reinitialize the generator as if just built with the given long seed.The state of the generator is exactly the same as a new generator built with the same seed.

**Specified by:**`setSeed`

in interface`RandomGenerator`

**Specified by:**`setSeed`

in class`BitsStreamGenerator`

- Parameters:
`seed`

- the initial seed (64 bits integer)

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