[R] random number generator?

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 29 17:57:05 CET 2003

Reproducibility of existing R scripts was meant.  Changing the default
behaviour of R is going to surprise a large number of users, who may not
even know which was the default generator when they did their runs.

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Bruce D McCullough wrote:

> With respect to the method used to produce
> normals, Professor Ripley noted:
> >Were it not for concerns about reproducibility we would have switched to 
> >Inversion a while back.
> Presumably this refers to reproducibility across platforms.  

Presumption seems rather out of place.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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