Random number may refer to:
- A number generated for or part of a set exhibiting statistical randomness.
- A random sequence obtained from a stochastic process.
- An algorithmically random sequence in algorithmic information theory.
- The output of a random number generator.
Famous quotes containing the words random and/or number:
“Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.”
—Italo Calvino (19231985)
“Computers are good at swift, accurate computation and at storing great masses of information. The brain, on the other hand, is not as efficient a number cruncher and its memory is often highly fallible; a basic inexactness is built into its design. The brains strong point is its flexibility. It is unsurpassed at making shrewd guesses and at grasping the total meaning of information presented to it.”
—Jeremy Campbell (b. 1931)