[Haskell-cafe] Implementing Las Vegas algorithms in Haskell

Hector Guilarte hectorg87 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 02:51:19 EDT 2009

A few days ago I had to randomly choose and element of a list and continue
execution, so here's what I did:

I made a infinite list of Random numbers [Int] (Not IO [Int]) and I passed
it around all the time in a Tuple and whenever I returned I also returned
the list, so I would always have it available whenever I needed to use it.
Whenever I used it I took it's head off and returned the tail, along with
whatever else I was returning in a Tuple. The seed for the Random Generator
was the CPUTime. Here's the code: (The function that returns the infinite
list is infinito, the one on the bottom)

import Random
import CPUTime
import System.IO.Unsafe

    La funcion @rand@ Retorna una lista de numeros Random para ser
utilizados en la seleccion de
    las guardias en los if y los do
rand :: (RandomGen g, Random a) => (a,a) -> g -> [a]
rand range gen = as
     where  (a,b) = split gen      -- create two separate generators
            as = randomRs range a  -- one infinite list of randoms

    @seed@ Retorna la semilla con la que la funcion Random va a iniciar la
generacion de los numeros Randoms
seed :: Int
seed = fromInteger (unsafePerformIO getCPUTime)

    @mygen@ Retorna el generador estandar con la semilla dada por la funcion
mygen  = mkStdGen seed

    @infinito@ Retorna la lista infinita de donde se van a sacar los numeros
para elegir la guardia a ser ejecutada en los if y los do
infinito:: (Num t,Random t) => [t]
infinito = [ x | x <- rand (1,1000000) mygen]

Hope it works for you!

Hector Guilarte
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