[R] When using randomForest, what's the effect to "set.seed"?

Chang, C-Y. r96241211 at ntu.edu.tw
Thu Aug 13 08:22:46 CEST 2009


When reading the random forest manual by Liaw, in the examples 
"set.seed" is always used before building a forest.
Does it matter if I don't set the seed?
If I set a different seed manually each time I build a forest, will this 
give better randomness?

Thank you all in advance!

EcoInformatics Lab
Chun-yi Chang "Ted"
Ecoinformatics Lab
Institute of Oceanography
National Taiwan University
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