ISO 28640:2010 specifies methods for generating uniform and non-uniform random variates for Monte Carlo simulation purposes. Cryptographic random number generation methods are not included. ISO 28640:2010 is applicable, inter alia, by
- researchers, industrial engineers or experts in operations management, who use statistical simulation,
- statisticians who need randomization related to SQC methods, statistical design of experiments or sample surveys,
- applied mathematicians who plan complex optimization procedures that require the use of Monte Carlo methods, and
- software engineers who implement algorithms for random variate generation.