mtRandom

Statistical functions 
SYNTAX  mtRandom( seed = Null ) mtRandomA( seed = Null ) 
RETURNS  NUMBER or ARRAY 
FUNCTION  mtRandom( seed = Null )  returns single random number (scalar) in the range [0,1) mtRandomA( seed = Null )  returns array of random numbers in the range of [0,1) seed is random generator seed value. If you don't specify one, the random number generator is automatically initialized with current time as a seed that guarantees unique sequence Both functions use Mersene Twister mt19973arcok algorithm. (Copyright (C) 1997  2002, Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura.) Mersene Twister is vastly superior to Cruntime pseudorandom generator available via Random() function. It has a period of 2^19973 = approx 2.9*10^6012 For more information visit: http://www.math.sci.hiroshimau.ac.jp/~mmat/MT/emt.html See also: M. Matsumoto and T. Nishimura, "Mersenne Twister: A 623Dimensionally Equidistributed Uniform PseudoRandom Number Generator", ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Vol. 8, No. 1, January 1998, pp 330. 
EXAMPLE  printf("Random number: %g", mtRandom() ); 
SEE ALSO  RANDOM() function 
The mtRandom function is used in the following formulas in AFL online library: