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Bug#653133: ITP: libmath-random-mt-perl-perl -- Pure-Perl Mersenne-Twister module to generate random numbers

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Florent Angly <florent.angly@gmail.com>

* Package name    : libmath-random-mt-perl-perl
  Version         : 1.06
  Upstream Author : Dr James Freeman <airmedical@gmail.com>
* URL             : hhttp://search.cpan.org/dist/Math-Random-MT-Perl/
* License         : Artistic License 2.0
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Pure-Perl Mersenne-Twister module to generate random numbers

Math::Random::MT::Perl is a pure-Perl implementation of the Mersenne Twister algorithm. Mersenne Twister is a 32 bit pseudorandom number generator developed by Makoto Matsumoto and Takuji Nishimura. The algorithm is characterised by a very uniform distribution but is not cryptographically secure. What this means in real terms is that it is fine for modeling but no good for crypto.

This module implements the same pseudorandom number generator found in Math::Random::MT (libmath-random-mt-perl Debian package), which is implemented in C/XS.

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