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Re: bad random numbers

From: Joao Cardoso
Subject: Re: bad random numbers
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 23:10:30 +0100

Mike Miller wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, heberf wrote:
> > I don't think this needs to be a concern.  Consider the following
> It is a huge problem.  It doesn't seem to happen when running octave
> interactively.  It happens when running from a script or unix command
> line.


   echo 'rand("seed",time);rand(3) ' | octave -q

On 2.1.14 this does not seem to suffer from the reported problem, if the
seed is initialized this way.


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