NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

DRAND48_R(3)              Linux Programmer's Manual             DRAND48_R(3)

NAME         top

       drand48_r,  erand48_r,  lrand48_r,  nrand48_r,  mrand48_r, jrand48_r,
       srand48_r,  seed48_r,  lcong48_r  -  generate  uniformly  distributed
       pseudo-random numbers reentrantly

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdlib.h>

       int drand48_r(struct drand48_data *buffer, double *result);

       int erand48_r(unsigned short xsubi[3],
                     struct drand48_data *buffer, double *result);

       int lrand48_r(struct drand48_data *buffer, long int *result);

       int nrand48_r(unsigned short int xsubi[3],
                     struct drand48_data *buffer, long int *result);

       int mrand48_r(struct drand48_data *buffer,long int *result);

       int jrand48_r(unsigned short int xsubi[3],
                     struct drand48_data *buffer, long int *result);

       int srand48_r(long int seedval, struct drand48_data *buffer);

       int seed48_r(unsigned short int seed16v[3],
                    struct drand48_data *buffer);

       int lcong48_r(unsigned short int param[7],
                     struct drand48_data *buffer);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       All functions shown above: _SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE ||
       _XOPEN_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions are the reentrant analogs of the functions described
       in drand48(3).  Instead of modifying the global random generator
       state, they use the supplied data buffer.

       Before the first use, this struct must be initialized, for example,
       by filling it with zeros, or by calling one of the functions
       srand48_r(), seed48_r(), or lcong48_r().

RETURN VALUE         top

       The return value is 0.

ATTRIBUTES         top

   Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
       The drand48_r(), erand48_r(), lrand48_r(), nrand48_r(), mrand48_r(),
       jrand48_r(), srand48_r(), seed48_r(), and lcong48_r() functions are
       thread-safe.

CONFORMING TO         top

       These functions are GNU extensions and are not portable.

SEE ALSO         top

       drand48(3), rand(3), random(3)

COLOPHON         top

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GNU                              2013-09-09                     DRAND48_R(3)