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Talk:Pseudo-random numbers/Middle-square method

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Example runs into constant value[edit]

#206 437510
#207 415000
#208 225000
#209 625000
#210 625000
From wikipedia:
In mathematics, the middle-square method is a method of generating pseudorandom numbers. In practice it is not a good method, since its period is usually very short and it has some severe weaknesses; repeated enough times, the middle-square method will either begin repeatedly generating the same number or cycle to a previous number in the sequence and loop indefinitely.
So this algorithm is actually useless nowadays. This task is aimed at honoring John von Neumann.fzh2003 (talk) 14:37, 3 January 2022 (UTC)