Random-Number Generation

Random-Number Generation

The production of a series of numbers with no pattern. Random number generation may be simple, such as rolling dice or flipping a coin. Other mechanisms involve complex computers. Random number generation is used in gambling, particularly in slots and lotteries.
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Other chapters cover authentication, hashing and random-number generation.
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