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## Re: memory problem

**From**: |
Dirk Eddelbuettel |

**Subject**: |
Re: memory problem |

**Date**: |
Wed, 2 Feb 2000 08:26:53 -0500 (EST) |

Daniel> Trying the rand function is HOPELESS in octave. Some benchmarks
Daniel> before showed me, that rand is one of the operations where matlab
Daniel> is factors faster.
Have a look at
http://rosebud.sps.queensu.ca/~edd/code/octave-mt.html
which implements the much faster Mersenne Twister RNG for Octave and provides
Uniform and Standard Normal deviates, just like rand and randn. I found this
to be on the order of four times faster than Octave's built-in RNG.
--
According to the latest figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.
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