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Re: [OctDev] random numbers for distributed computations

From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: [OctDev] random numbers for distributed computations
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 14:18:37 +0200

>OK, you're saying that a generator with period 5 could produce values like
>1 2 2 1 2 *** 1 2 2 1 2 *** 1 2 2 1 2
>so the set of unique values is smaller than the period, correct?

Generally speaking, yes.  For Octave, yes.

>This may be, but for the moment my main question is whether the set of unique 
>values that is generated depends upon the initial seed

No, the set is always the same.

>                                                      , or whether it's just 
>the starting point in the sequence that depends on the initial seed.

Yes, that's it.

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