[R] how to initialize random seed properly ?

ryszard.czerminski@pharma.novartis.com ryszard.czerminski at pharma.novartis.com
Wed Jun 9 21:24:08 CEST 2004

I want to start R processes on multiple processors from single shell 
and I want all of them to have different random seeds.
One way of doing this is

        sleep 2 # (with 'sleep 1' I am often getting the same number)

Is there a simpler way without a need to sleep between invoking
different R processes ?


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