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Created page Random number generator.
On that page I posted an implementation of the ran algorithm from numerical recipes, in Java, which is quite different from the C++ implementation in the book.
Now here is the question: The C++ code itself is not open source, but sold under a commercial, single user license. The algorithm used is described in the book. The Java implementation is, as I said before, different from the C++ code in many respects, but the algorithm itself is the same, of course.
Does anyone have any idea if this violates the copyright of the authors? In Europe the answer would be no, I guess, but then the Europeans have a different attitude towards software patents and copyright.