Low-Discrepancy Sequence FAQs:


Q: Is a low-discrepancy sequence a sequence with the property that for all values of N?

A: Yes, and its subsequence x1, ..., xN has a low discrepancy.

Q: Are low-discrepancy sequences also called quasi-random or sub-random sequences?

A: Yes, and due to their common use as a replacement of uniformly distributed random numbers.

Q: Is a low-discrepancy sequence neither random nor pseudorandom?

A: Yes, but such sequences share some properties of random variables and in certain applications such as the quasi-Monte Carlo method their lower discrepancy is an important advantage.

Q: Was a low-discrepancy sequence generated by TOMS algorithm 659?

A: Yes.