[R] .Random.seed in R-devel

Frank Samuelson fws4 at cdrh.fda.gov
Mon Sep 13 22:39:08 CEST 2004

Oh.  I guess I had a different definition of
"when one is required" than the help page. :)


Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> `Like it says on the help page'!
>      Initially, there is no seed;  a new one is created from the
>      current time when one is required.  Hence, different sessions will
>      give different simulation results, by default.
> So .Random.seed does not exist until the state does.  It will after 
> runif(1).

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