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Random number

In telecommunication, the term random number has the following meanings:

1. A number selected from a known set of numbers in such a way that each number in the set has the same probability of occurrence.

2. A number obtained by chance.

3. One of a sequence of numbers considered appropriate for satisfying certain statistical tests or believed to be free from conditions that might bias the result of a calculation. There exist tables of random numbers.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C

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External Links

  • [1] (http://www.rand.org/publications/classics/randomdigits/randomdata) A big table of random numbers

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