[R] .Random.seed error
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 12 21:08:16 CEST 2004
On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Richard Urbano wrote:
> I have this snippet of code from an example in Dr. Harrel's book "Regression
> Modeling Strategies" p 501
That's in a section called `S-PLUS Examples'.
> .Random.seed <-c(49,39,17,36,23,0,43,51,6,54,50,1)
> age <-50 + 12 * rnorm(n)
> I get the error message: Error in rnorm(n) : .Random.seed is NOT a valid
> RNG kind (code)
> I have tried this on Windows and Linux R versions 1.8.1, 1.9.0, and 1.9.1
But you did not try the S-PLUS examples in S-PLUS ....
> If I comment out the .Random.seed line and call set.seed(49), set.seed(39)
> etc before each call to a random generator function, everyone is HAPPY.
> Does anyone have a suggestion?
Don't confuse S-PLUS and R.
Read the R documentation before posting, as the posting guide asks -- see
?.Random.seed for the explanation of the format of .Random.seed.
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