Quicklisp or: How I learned to stop worrying and love installing Common Lisp libraries

Common Lisp is one of those languages that you either love or hate (for any definition). Unfortunately, the later group is rather quite large and the reasons for that dislike go from the simple parenthesis (I still wonder what these little fellas did to annoy so many people) to many other things. One of them … Continue reading Quicklisp or: How I learned to stop worrying and love installing Common Lisp libraries

More random number generators in Lisp: using GSLL

In my previous post, I wrote an overview of this simple, but important, component which is the generation of pseudo-random numbers, using Common Lisp. However, sometimes you need a little bit more. Naturally, an implementation only offers one generator and no standard facilities exist to change. If you want a different generator the only options … Continue reading More random number generators in Lisp: using GSLL

Exploring pseudo-random numbers in Lisp

For the past few days I have been exploring a little bit more the generation of pseudo-random numbers in Lisp. In the past I have done a lot of programming where this was something not to overlook (e.g., evolutionary algorithms). However, since it was mostly stuff to be used by me, I didn’t spend time … Continue reading Exploring pseudo-random numbers in Lisp