Re: [R] random number generator?

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From: A.J. Rossini (rossini@blindglobe.net)
Date: Wed 29 Jan 2003 - 09:55:55 EST


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>>>>> "AL" == Andy Liaw <Liaw> writes:

    AL> Might I suggest taking a poll (even though unscientific) of how many people
    AL> will be affected by a change in default RNG? My totally arbitrary guess is
    AL> very few, if any.

But they may tend to be important (i.e. those with large stat software
projects/tools) doing heavy regression testing.

    AL> If I'm not mistaken, Python had only recently changed the default RNG to
    AL> Mersenne-Twister. If Python can do it, I should think R can, too, without
    AL> too much pain...

Depends on which L_p norm you measure pain by.

best,
-tony

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