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mt19937


Generates random numbers using the Mersenne twister

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Description

The mt19937 keyword directs Dakota to use the Mersenne twister to generate random numbers. Additional information can be found on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersenne_twister.

Default Behavior

mt19937 is the default random number generator. To specify it explicitly in the Dakota input file, however, it must be specified in conjuction with the rng keyword.

Usage Tips

Use of the Mersenne twister random number generator (mt19937) is recommended.

Examples

method
  sampling
    sample_type lhs
    samples = 10
    seed = 98765
    rng mt19937