%0 Generic
%A Brysbaert, Marc
%D 1991
%F cogprints:3723
%I Psychonomic Society
%K generation random numbers, simulations, randomisation
%N 1
%P 45-60
%T Algorithms for randomness in the behavioral sciences: A tutorial
%U http://cogprints.org/3723/
%V 23
%X Simulations and experiments frequently demand the generation of random numbera that have specific distributions. This article describes which distributions should be used for the most cammon problems and gives algorithms to generate the numbers.It is also shown that a commonly used permutation algorithm (Nilsson, 1978) is deficient.