[Rd] Random number generation problem (PR#554)

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil.kjernsmo@astro.uio.no
Tue, 23 May 2000 21:17:56 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 23 May 2000, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:

>> ...to generate random numbers. I think there might be something wrong
>> with runif, possibly the same problem as rpois had. 
>Not at all, that problem is fixed.

OK, it was just something that didn't seem to unreasonable, since it was
roughly the same thing that was happening.

>And which random number generator are you using?  And have you a proven
>stable procedure based on its results?  (Doesn't look like it, I have to

I must admit that I have not been experimenting with them... It seemed a
bit scary.... :-)

>Please do read the advice in the FAQ on reporting a bug. There is 
>npthing here that I can see is a bug, or see how to investigate.
>All PRNGs have deficiencies, and you have to program procedures to take
>account of them.  R provides several alternatives for you to try out.
>Do make use of them!

I will! Sorry for the disturbance!


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