[Rd] Weakness in Knuth-TAOCP RNG (fwd) (PR#1336)
Prof Brian Ripley
Sun, 3 Mar 2002 14:10:37 +0000 (GMT)
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Frederic Schutz wrote:
> >It's not that simple. This is an new generator, incompatible with
> >the old one.
> >I will have to add this as a separate generator, since we really, really
> >can't re-define random number generators and so make work unreproducible.
> I thought about that, but I do not know the source code well enough to add
> a new generator. I let you do it the way you want.
BTW, R already scrambled the seeds and so did not suffer from the weakness
being addressed by the incompatible change.
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