A Code to Generate Random Identifiers and Select QA/QC Samples

Edward Mehnert

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SAMPLID is a PC‐based, FORTH AN‐77 code which generates unique numbers for identification of samples, selection of QA/QC samples, and generation of labels. These procedures are tedious, but using a computer code such as SAMPLID can increase efficiency and reduce or eliminate errors and bias. The algorithm, used in SAMPLID, for generation of pseudorandom numbers is free of statistical flaws present in commonly available algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-439
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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