libmath-random-isaac-perl - Perl interface to the ISAAC PRNG Algorithm

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main i386
Package name: libmath-random-isaac-perl
Package version: 1.003
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 108 B
Download size: 22.12 KB
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Math::Random::ISAAC implements the ISAAC (Indirection, Shift, Accumulate, Add and Count) pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) algorithm described on the project page at: <URL:> As with other algorithms like the Mersenne Twister (see Math::Random::MT), this algorithm is designed to take some seed information and produce seemingly random results as output. The results are uniformly distributed, unbiased, and unpredictable unless you know the seed. The algorithm was published by Bob Jenkins in the late 1990s and despite the best efforts of many security researchers, no feasible attacks have been found to date. For comparison with other algorithms intended to generate random data, the Mersenne Twister has a period of 2^19937-1, the related TT800 has a period of 2^800-1 values. ISAAC has a period of 2^8295 values on average.




    Source package: libmath-random-isaac-perl

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libmath-random-isaac-perl deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libmath-random-isaac-perl


    • /usr/share/doc/libmath-random-isaac-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libmath-random-isaac-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libmath-random-isaac-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/libmath-random-isaac-perl/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/libmath-random-isaac-perl/examples/
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Math::Random::ISAAC.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Math::Random::ISAAC::PP.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/perl5/Math/Random/
    • /usr/share/perl5/Math/Random/ISAAC/


    2011-02-13 - Dominic Hargreaves <> libmath-random-isaac-perl (1.003-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Jonathan Yu ] * New upstream release * Note that the algorithm was Bob Jenkins, though he's not a copyright holder [ Ryan Niebur ] * Update jawnsy's email address [ gregor herrmann ] * debian/control: Changed: (build-)depend on perl instead of perl- modules. * Add perl (>= 5.10.1) as an alternative build dependency for Pod::Simple. [ Dominic Hargreaves ] * Note that this new release fixes FTBFS on perl 5.12 (Closes: #578898)

    2009-08-27 - Jonathan Yu <> libmath-random-isaac-perl (1.001-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release (Closes: #525334)