R-alpha: random number generator

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 11:56:25 -0500

>1. Is the random number generator in R the same as the one in S

The random number generator is different and also the random seed length

is different. As far as I know there is no way to reproduce the same
random experiments in R that you may have performed in S (but if you
figure it out please let me know). However, in my fairly casual
experimentation the general results of random experiments tend to be the

same (good thing!).

Paul Gilbert

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