[R] Seed of Random number generation
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat May 2 17:33:47 CEST 2009
> RON70 wrote:
>> Dear all, is it possible to extract the seed that was used for some random
>> number generation? For example suppose I draw a random sample of size 1000
>> from a normal population :
>> Now I want to know what seed R used for that sample generation. Any way
>> Thanks and regards,
> I believe R creates a random seed after a random number generation function
> such as rnorm is called. The seed is stored in the vector .Random.seed .
> See ?RNG for more info on how to load, save and tweak the random seed.
... which means that you cannot get the seed that has been used in a
step before, but you can save (or set) the seed before calling
rnorn(1000), of course.
> Charlie Sharpsteen
> Environmental Resources Engineering
> Humboldt State University
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