**CheapRandom** is a set of tools for pseudo random number generation from arbitrary data. The properties of the **CheapRandom seed** make convenient random number generation possible -- useful for easily repeatable software testing. The **CheapRandom algorithm** is information conserving and generally appears to produce lower chi-squared statistics than operating system random number generators i.e. it appears to be more random. The **CheapRandom algorithm**, an original work by Bardi Einarsson, has been in use for 6 years.

- The CheapRandom algorithm is to be implemented in more computer languages. So far, ruby and C have versions.
- The Microsoft compatible versions of the C software are being improved.
- The CheapRandom algorithm is getting more statistical analysis.
- The CheapRandom software is getting more tests.
- Other possible uses for the CheapRandom software are being documented.