This function returns a pointer to the name of the generator.
These functions return a pointer to the state of generator r and its size. You can use this information to access the state directly. For example, the following code will write the state of a generator to a stream,
void * state = gsl_qrng_state (q); size_t n = gsl_qrng_size (q); fwrite (state, n, 1, stream);