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## Re: bad random numbers

**From**: |
Gerald Jansen |

**Subject**: |
Re: bad random numbers |

**Date**: |
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:27:36 -0400 |

"John W. Eaton" wrote:
>* On 13-Jul-1999, Mike Miller <address@hidden> wrote:*
>* | Note that the resulting matrix always had a very small number in the*
>* | 1,1 cell. The value in that cell ranged from .003 to .017 ...*
>
>* The initial seeds for rand are computed from time(). Not random*
>* itself, but at least it should be different each time you run Octave.*
Perhaps the first random number should be discarded if the seed computed
from time() leads to patterns, like those observed by Mike, on some
systems.
--
Gerald Jansen
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**bad random numbers**, *Mike Miller*, `1999/07/13`
**bad random numbers**, *John W. Eaton*, `1999/07/13`
**Re: bad random numbers**,
*Gerald Jansen* **<=**
**Re: bad random numbers**, *Mike Miller*, `1999/07/13`
**Re: bad random numbers**, *John W. Eaton*, `1999/07/13`
**Re: bad random numbers**, *Mike Miller*, `1999/07/13`
**Re: bad random numbers**, *John W. Eaton*, `1999/07/13`
**Re: bad random numbers**, *A+A Adler*, `1999/07/13`
**Re: bad random numbers**, *Mike Miller*, `1999/07/13`