RANLUX: A Fortran implementation of the high-quality pseudorandom number generator of Lüscher

Published: 1 January 1994| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/dkgvp72nxw.1
F. James


Abstract Following some remarks on the quality of pseudorandom number generators commonly used in Monte Carlo calculations in computational physics, we offer a portable Fortran 77 implementation of a high-quality generator called RANLUX (for LUXury RANdom numbers), using the algorithm of Martin Lüscher described in an accompanying article. The implementation allows the user to select different quality or luxury levels, where higher quality requires somewhat longer computing time for the generation. Th... Title of program: RANLUX Catalogue Id: ACPR_v1_0 Nature of problem Any Monte Carlo or other calculation requiring a uniform pseudorandom number generator. CORRECTION SUMMARY: Vol:Year:Page 97:1996:357 "000ACORRECTION 16/04/96" "RANLUX: a Fortran implementation of the high-quality pseudorandom number generator of Luscher. (C.P.C. 79(1994)111)." F. James Note: correction instructions are contained in source code Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ACPR_v1_0; RANLUX; 10.1016/0010-4655(94)90233-X ACPR_v2_0; RANLUXI; 10.1016/S0010-4655(97)00002-7 ACPR_v3_0; RANLUXASM; 10.1016/S0010-4655(97)00017-9 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)



Computational Physics, Computational Method