# Modern C++ idoms and recipes

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## Pseudo-random number generation

The random number library provides classes that generate random and pseudo-random numbers. The library contains two types of components:

*Engines*, which are generators of random numbers (both pseudo-random number generators, which generate integer sequences with a uniform distribution, and true random number generators if available)*Distributions*which convert the output of random number engines into various statistical distributions

#### Random number engines

All engines (except the `random_device`

) produce integer numbers in a uniform distribution using seed data as entropy source.

#### Random number distributions

Random number distributions post-processe the output of an random number engine in such a way that the resulting output is distributed according to a defined statistical probability density function.

### Example

The follwing example prints the uniform distribution of an random generator.

#### TODO

Play around with different engines and distributions.

play around with different engines and distributions.

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#include <functional>

#include <map>

#include <algorithm>

#include <iostream>

#include <random>

#include <iomanip>

// Taken from "Modern C++ Programming Cookbook" by Marius Bancila

void generate_and_print(std::function<int()> rnd_generator,

const int iterations = 10000) {

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