[R] .Random.seed vs. set.seed
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 1 20:56:02 CEST 2003
On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Erin Hodgess wrote:
> Dear R People:
> What is the difference betwween
> .Random.seed <<- seed
1) In the first you have to know a suitable value for `seed', and that's
far from easy, whereas in the second you can supply a number in 1:1024.
2) Setting .Random.seed does not reset the state of the Box-Muller
generator if it is in use.
> Version 1.5.1 for Windows
Time to update ....
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