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Fast, high quality pseudo random number generation; profiling libraries

This package provides a library for the Haskell programming language, compiled for profiling. See for more information on Haskell.

This package contains code for generating high quality random numbers that follow either a uniform or normal distribution. The generated numbers are suitable for use in statistical applications.

The uniform PRNG uses Marsaglia's MWC256 (also known as MWC8222) multiply-with-carry generator, which has a period of 2^8222 and fares well in tests of randomness. It is also extremely fast, between 2 and 3 times faster than the Mersenne Twister.

Compared to the mersenne-random package, this package has a more convenient API, is faster, and supports more statistical distributions.

Package version:


haskell-mwc-random ( sid; urgency=low

  * Binary-only non-maintainer upload for mips; no source changes.
  * Rebuild against ghc 7.4.1-2

 -- Debian Build Daemon <>  Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:36:43 +0000

haskell-mwc-random ( unstable; urgency=low

  * Bump to Standards-Version 3.9.3.

 -- Clint Adams <>  Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:53:


Name: mwc-random
Maintainer: Bryan O'Sullivan <>

Copyright: 2009-2011, Bryan O'Sullivan
License: BSD3
 Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
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