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## Re: Re rand('state',0)

**From**: |
Mike Miller |

**Subject**: |
Re: Re rand('state',0) |

**Date**: |
Thu, 13 Oct 2005 18:34:14 -0500 (CDT) |

On Thu, 13 Oct 2005, David Bateman wrote:

`Do you have octave-forge installed? If not the rand/randn generators in
``octave itself are signifiantly slower and don't support the 'state'
``argument. So I'd suggest you install octave-forge even if you disable
``this line..
`

`I just installed octave-forge's rand.oct to accompany Octave 2.1.71 and I
``can tell you that it works as Steve had hoped. The rand('state',0)
``command produces a row vector of 625 elements:
`
size(rand('state',0))
ans =
1 625
The vector produced by rand('state',0) is the same every time I run it.
Mike
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