[gmx-developers] Random number blues

Mark Abraham mark.j.abraham at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 13:16:15 CEST 2016


Chiefly reproducibility - multiple implementations of the standard aren't.

Particularly for new code, we have some quite nice Doxygen documentation
and machinery to build the latest version and make it available via
http://manual.gromacs.org/documentation/. It would be good for us all to
remember to think of that first, and ask each other questions that remain


On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:37 PM David van der Spoel <spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se>

> Hi,
> just finding out that gmx_rng_t has been replaced by C++.
> Is there any reason to use the new gromacs code rather than the C++11
> built-in one for simple random numbers?
> http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/numeric/random/uniform_real_distribution
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