[R] .Random.seed is double

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 12 08:47:44 CET 2008

On Wed, 12 Nov 2008, Piero Visconti wrote:

> Hi
> I am experiencing a problem with the random number generator. When I call
> any function that involve RNG such as "runif"  or "sample" I get this error:
> .Random.seed is not an integer vector but of type 'double'
> I can't coerce the random seed and it's recommended not to alter it anyway.
> Can anybody help me?

How did it get to be double?  You or some software you are using assigned 
it as such.  It would be best to track that down, but


is the preferred solution.

> Thanks and kind regards,
> Piero Visconti, PhD candidate
> Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
> James Cook University
> Townsville QLD 4811 Australia
> Phone +61 7 47816024
> piero.visconti at jcu.edu.au
> http://www.coralcoe.org.au/
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