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Some Random Number Tables

[in chronological order]

L.H.C. Tippett: Random Sampling Numbers. Tracts for Computers no. 15. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1927. [Based on census data.]

Mahalanobis, P. C. (1934). Tables of random samples from a normal population. Sankya, 1, 289-328.

M.G. Kendall & B. Babington Smith: "Randomness and Random Sampling Numbers" (Appendix), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Vol. 101, No. 1 (1938), pp. 147-166.

R.A. Fisher & F. Yates: Statistical tables for biological, agricultural and medical research. Oliver and Boyd, 1938. [Based on logarithm tables]

M.G. Kendall and B. Babington Smith, A Table of Random Sampling Numbers. Tracts for Computers no. 24. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1939).

A. Hald: "Table of random numbers." In: A. Hald: Statistical Tables and Formulas. Wiley, 1952.

Royo, J., Ferrer, S. (1954). Tables of random numbers obtained from numbers in the Spanish National Lottery. Trabajos de Estadistica, 5, 247-256.

RAND Corporation: A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates. Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press, 1955. [ Zip-file: A Million Random Digits.]

Quenouille, M. H. (1959). "Tables of random observations from standard distributions." Biometrika, 46, 178-202

Moses, E. L., Oakford, V. R. (1963). Tables of Random Permutations. George Allen & Unwin.

Rao, C. R., Mitra, S. K., Matthai, A. (1966). Random numbers and permutations. Calcutta: Statistical Publishing Society.

F.J. Rohlf & R.R. Sokal: "Ten thousand random digits." In: Rohlf & Sokal: Statistical Tables. Freeman, 1969.

Manfred Mohr: Le Petit Livre de Nombres au Hasard. Paris, 1971, Édition d'artiste.

Hill, I. D., Hill, P. A. (1977). Tables of Random Times. U.K.

Kevin Conroy: 5120 Random Numbers (<5k, 2002) [Calls the JavaScript pseudo-random number generator.], 2004

The RAND Corporation book was employed by Jackson Mac Low. (Cf.: Stanzas for Iris Lezak, Millerton, NY: Something Else Press, 1972, p. 400.) Herman de Vries (who was a biologist by training) always used Fisher & Yates.

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Compiled by Remko Scha, 2006