[R] runif and sample with reproducibility

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 5 19:50:54 CET 2004

On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Eric ESPOSITO wrote:

> Hello,
> I already sent such an email before Christmas, but nobody answered, so here

There *was* an answer posted, see the archives here:


and none of the rest of us has any idea why this does not work for you
(if indeed it does not).

> is my problem:
> I would like to sample a population but the result needs to be
> reproducible, using 'runif' or 'sample' is the good way to do it but I
> can't manage to make the results reproducible even with the 'set.seed'
> function.
> My aim is that th call to 'sample(1:100,10)' gives always the same result,
> how can I do that?
> Thanks!
> Eric Esposito

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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