[Rd] Re: Ruuid package

Jeff Gentry jgentry@jimmy.harvard.edu
Tue Feb 11 18:40:07 2003

Sorry for the self-followup, but just a clarification ...

> It's purpose is to generate UUID values, and has a simple R interface
> (currently one function: getuuid(), with multiple options).

For those that are not familiar, a UUID is a "Universally Unique ID",
a value generated that is guaranteed unique until the year 3400.  The
algorithm uses the machine's MAC address/Token ID, the current time and
random seeds and generates a 128 bit value.  For those familiar with
GUID's, these are the same thing.

A draft of the UUID standard can be found at:
for more information.