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Re: bad random numbers

From: Eric Ortega
Subject: Re: bad random numbers
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 12:05:17 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, A+A Adler wrote:


> If you think the situation is "bad" in octave, just try matlab.
> Matlab 5.3, SunOS 5.5 always gives the following matrix
> >> rand(3)
> ans =
>     0.9501    0.4860    0.4565
>     0.2311    0.8913    0.0185
>     0.6068    0.7621    0.8214
> for the first call of rand, every time you run matlab.

rand(3) in Matlab on an SGI64 (Irix 6.5) _and_ SGI6 (Irix 6.2) 
gives the same matrix as above.

But Matlab has plenty of problems, none of them correctable without serious


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