[Rd] limitations to random number generator in 64-bits machines

Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini mauricio.zambrano at jrc.ec.europa.eu
Fri Feb 22 13:41:38 CET 2013

On 22/02/13 12:54, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On 22/02/2013 11:02, Bert Gunter wrote:
>> AFAICS, these are statistics, not R, issues, and are completely off
>> topic here. You should post on a statistics list, such as
>> stats.stackexchange.com, instead.
> Except for the unattributed vague comment about 64-bit (sic) machines.
> The RNG is the same (and gives the same results) on both 32- and 64-bit
> machines.  The size of the pointer has nothing to do with random-number
> generation.

Thank you very much for making this clear for me.

Kind regards,


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