strange random behavior ?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69908] strange random behavior ?*From*: Arkadiusz.Majka at gmail.com*Date*: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 06:04:41 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, For SeedRandom[7] Table[Random[Integer, {1, 6}], {5}] Table[Random[Integer, {1, 3}], {5}] I get Out[32]= {2,1,6,2,6} Out[33]= {2,1,3,1,3} When i repeat I obviosly get the same (magic of seedrandom) SeedRandom[7] Table[Random[Integer, {1, 6}], {5}] Table[Random[Integer, {1, 3}], {5}] Out[32]= {2,1,6,2,6} Out[33]= {2,1,3,1,3} Bu when I change the range of random numbers in generation of the first list , say 1->2 SeedRandom[7] Table[Random[Integer, {2, 6}], {5}] Table[Random[Integer, {1, 3}], {5}] I get Out[35]= {3,2,3,6,6} Out[36]= {2,2,3,1,3} Since Seed is still the same (7), why second list is changed? (Out[36] does not equal to Out[33]) This behavior does not take place when we do not deal with tables but with single elements. Arek