IDEAS home Printed from

HALTON: RATS procedure to generate Halton sequences


  • Tom Doan

    () (Estima)


Generates an n-vector of the Halton sequence for the given base (which should be a prime number). Halton sequences are deterministic "low-discrepancy" sequences which fill the unit cube relatively uniformly (with a different base for each dimension) allowing numerical integrals to be estimated more accurately for a given number of function evaluations than would be possible with truly random numbers.

Suggested Citation

  • Tom Doan, "undated". "HALTON: RATS procedure to generate Halton sequences," Statistical Software Components RTS00085, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:rts00085
    Note: RPF and SRC files are plain text. See

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Numerical integration; Halton sequence;


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:rts00085. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F Baum). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.