[R] random number generator

Clayton Brown cbrown at jhsph.edu
Thu Jan 20 00:19:48 CET 2000

This question may not be specific to R, but I'm using R so here goes:

Since R is slow (as is Splus) I want to split a simulation and run it on
2 or 3 systems at once.  The simulations involve generating a large number
of random values.  How can I set .Random.seed so that the succession of
random values don't overlap across systems.

I see that when I invoke R and give command runif(1) a different .Random.seed
is created each time, but how do I know the stream of random values won't
overlap when I invoke R on different machines?

thanks much

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