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Hasard is a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) library. It includes multiple engines (algorithms): Park-Miller, Mersenne Twister, Linux device (/dev/urandom or /dev/random), ... It has simple API but with strong code, eg. PRNG seed can be generated using strong entropy (hardware random number generator like /dev/random on Linux).

The library is written in C and a Python binding is available. The library is distributed under BSD license.

''The word "hasard" is the french name of "randomness" or "chance".''

Website: http://hasard.readthedocs.org/