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PC/MAC Random Number Differences

  • To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
  • Subject: [mg583] PC/MAC Random Number Differences
  • From: msreeve at netcom.com (Mark D. Reeve)
  • Date: Mon, 20 Mar 1995 23:17:25 -0800

Hello, All!

At work we have encountered a most annoying phenomenon:

Seeding a random number using SeedRandom results in DIFFERENT random
numbers on PCs and MACs with the SAME seed!  This is very bad.
Has anyone else noticed this?  Does anyone have a work around?

Incidentally, this is running version 2.2.2.

Mark Reeve, Ph.D.
XonTech, Inc.


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