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random number seeds

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  • Subject: random number seeds
  • From: keiper
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 93 09:37:20 -0600

   >what i would like
   >to do is save the current state of the computation from time to time
   >so that it could be restarted. this means that i need to know the
   >"current" random number seed so that the restart can use it. 

You want to use $RandomState

In[12]:= rs = $RandomState;
In[13]:= Random[ ]
Out[13]= 0.0431805
In[14]:= $RandomState = rs;
In[15]:= Random[ ]
Out[15]= 0.0431805

Jerry B. Keiper
keiper at
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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