Random Numbers

Steven Potter Steven.Potter@comcast.net
Sun, 13 Jul 2003 21:02:02 -0700


I have a question in regards to utilizing the random number generators 
with GMP.  I've read over the manual and I'm still stumped as to how to 
initialize, and use the random number generating functions.  The way I 
understand it is I call gmp_randinit_default() and pass in some 
parameter, which I can't find any documentation on, (perhaps I skipped 
it somewhere), then I call one of the mpz_random functions to get a 
number correct?

Could anyone give me a code snippet of how to properly initialize and 
obtain a random number with GMP.  I'm trying to get a random number for 
some cryptographic software I'm working on for school.

Steven Potter