[R] unexpected behaviour of rnorm()

Göran Broström gb at stat.umu.se
Wed Nov 27 07:46:32 CET 2002

On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

> That's the maximum of 5000 normals, right?  That's pushing the accuracy of
> some internal calculations too hard.
> If you want to do this, you should use
> RNGkind(, "Inversion")

Just of curiosity, is this a general recommendation? I.e., should I put
that in my .Rprofile and get a generally better RNG? Speed issues?

> That's not the default for back-compatibility reasons.

which made me wonder.


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