sitmo v2.0.0 Released

The objective of sitmo (CRAN, GitHub) is to provide the means for performing parallel draws from a Parallel Pseudo Random Number Generator (PPRNG). To that end, the package is largely a bridge into the PPRNGs developed by the sitmo consultancy agency.

Within this release, sitmo now contains the Threefry engine (Salmon et al., 2011 doi:10.1145/2063384.2063405) and Vandercorput engine (van der Corput, 1935 an:0012.34705). We’ve also added a contributor Ralf Stubner who provided a patch to ensure the C++11 compatibility of the Threefry engine.

sitmo is now being used by both bssm and dqrng.

sitmo news file entry for version 2.0.0 (2018-07-01)

sitmo 2.0.0


  • Added threefry and vandercorput (#9, #10).
  • Added contributor Ralf Stubner (@rstub)


  • Modified threefry to be fully C++11 compliant. (#11, @rstub)
  • Removed the Rcpp.plugin.maker()

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