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Re: bad random numbers

From: Jim Van Zandt
Subject: Re: bad random numbers
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:49:02 -0400

>   > I think it would be good to have Bill Lash's code incorporated
>   > in the standard octave source.  I'm assuming it does what it's
>   > supposed to do and won't cause problems on other systems.
>   > 
>   If John wants to incorporate the patch, that is fine by me, but
>   remember that it was a quick hack, and that it does have some
>   limitations.

I second someone else's suggestion that /dev/urandom be used where
available (Linux only, AFAIK).  Second choice would be gettimeofday(),
and third choice would be time().

                        - Jim Van Zandt

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