[Rd] Bias in R's random integers?

David Hugh-Jones d@vidhughjone@ @ending from gm@il@com
Wed Sep 19 15:40:28 CEST 2018

On Wed, 19 Sep 2018 at 13:43, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com>

> I think the analyses are correct, but I doubt if a change to the default
> is likely to be accepted as it would make it more difficult to reproduce
> older results.

I'm a bit alarmed by the logic here. Unbiased sampling seems basic for a
statistical language. As a consumer of R I'd like to think that e.g. my
bootstrapped p values are correct.
Surely if the old results depend on the biased algorithm, then they are
false results?
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