[R] Question

(Ted Harding) Ted.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk
Tue Dec 13 15:17:02 CET 2005

On 13-Dec-05 Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Davia Cox wrote:
> [...]
>> My question is in order to run a true random sample, 
> We have to disappoint you: Your computer cannot generate
> "true random samples".

At least on Linux (and probably most Unix) systems,
/dev/random must be a pretty good approximation (provided
you don't over-work it ... ).

Oh for the days of "shot noise"!

Best wishes,

E-Mail: (Ted Harding) <Ted.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Fax-to-email: +44 (0)870 094 0861
Date: 13-Dec-05                                       Time: 14:16:59
------------------------------ XFMail ------------------------------

More information about the R-help mailing list