[R] .Random.seed is double
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 12 10:02:53 CET 2008
On Wed, 12 Nov 2008, Piero Visconti wrote:
> Thanks for the help. That worked fine. I never set the random seed myself so
> it must have been another program.
> The only other programming language I am using is MATLAB. I don't know if
> that could be it.
It must have been an R package you used (note I said 'software' not
'program'). There used to be several that did this in examples, but AFAIK
none are left, so it would be worth checking your packages are up-to-date.
> Piero Visconti, PhD candidate
> Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
> James Cook University
> Townsville QLD 4811 Australia
> Phone +61 7 47816024
> piero.visconti at jcu.edu.au
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:48 PM
> To: Piero Visconti
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] .Random.seed is double
> On Wed, 12 Nov 2008, Piero Visconti wrote:
>> I am experiencing a problem with the random number generator. When I call
>> any function that involve RNG such as "runif" or "sample" I get this
>> .Random.seed is not an integer vector but of type 'double'
>> I can't coerce the random seed and it's recommended not to alter it
>> Can anybody help me?
> How did it get to be double? You or some software you are using assigned
> it as such. It would be best to track that down, but
> is the preferred solution.
>> Thanks and kind regards,
>> Piero Visconti, PhD candidate
>> Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
>> James Cook University
>> Townsville QLD 4811 Australia
>> Phone +61 7 47816024
>> piero.visconti at jcu.edu.au
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> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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