[R] random number generator?
rossini at blindglobe.net
Wed Jan 29 00:00:03 CET 2003
>>>>> "AL" == Andy Liaw <Liaw> writes:
AL> Might I suggest taking a poll (even though unscientific) of how many people
AL> will be affected by a change in default RNG? My totally arbitrary guess is
AL> very few, if any.
But they may tend to be important (i.e. those with large stat software
projects/tools) doing heavy regression testing.
AL> If I'm not mistaken, Python had only recently changed the default RNG to
AL> Mersenne-Twister. If Python can do it, I should think R can, too, without
AL> too much pain...
Depends on which L_p norm you measure pain by.
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
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