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Re: What algorithm does the random() function use?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Thomas Harold <thomas-news(at)nybeta(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What algorithm does the random() function use?
Date: 2008-12-30 15:44:53
Message-ID: 15451.1230651893@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Thomas Harold <thomas-news(at)nybeta(dot)com> writes:
> So how good is the random() function in pgsql?

It's whatever the underlying C library supplies.

			regards, tom lane

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