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Re: SeedRandom oddity/flaw/bug/imperfection

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  • Subject: [mg5252] Re: SeedRandom oddity/flaw/bug/imperfection
  • From: brech at vision.ee.ethz.ch (Christian Brechbuehler)
  • Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 03:34:01 -0500
  • Organization: Image Science Lab, ETH Zurich
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <56afbp$j8m at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, I wrote:
|>   Generating an integer random number changes $RandomState
|> generating a real does not (!).

I was wrong here.  The first few decimal digits stay unchanged, 
which fooled me.  (Most binary digits stay unchanged, btw.)  But 
generating any kind of random number will definitely change the 
random state.

|> 	Christian Brechbuehler
|> 	
|> 	Communication Technology Laboratory, Image Science Group
|> 	Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich


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