[Rd] Re: Ruuid package
Tue Feb 11 18:40:07 2003
Sorry for the self-followup, but just a clarification ...
> It's purpose is to generate UUID values, and has a simple R interface
> (currently one function: getuuid(), with multiple options).
For those that are not familiar, a UUID is a "Universally Unique ID",
a value generated that is guaranteed unique until the year 3400. The
algorithm uses the machine's MAC address/Token ID, the current time and
random seeds and generates a 128 bit value. For those familiar with
GUID's, these are the same thing.
A draft of the UUID standard can be found at:
for more information.