Re: [R] A coding question involving variable assignments

From: ecatchpole <e.catchpole_at_adfa.edu.au>
Date: Fri 12 Aug 2005 - 13:55:42 EST

On 12/08/05 13:27, xpRt.wannabe wrote,:
> Ted and List,
>
> What I need is I need to know what max of rnorm(rpois(1,10)) is before
> R does sum(), replicate(10, ...) and replicate(5, ...).
>
> The fact that you have set.seed(99) twice, does that mean, say, entry
> [1,1] 0.4896243 in 'mx' is one of the z number of values generated by
> rnorm(rpois(1,10)) that add up to [1,1] -2.0071674 in 'x'? Another
> way to ask the question, I guess, is, by doing set.seed(99) twice are
> the values generated by rnorm(rpois(1,10)) for 'x' same as those for
> 'mx'?

Yes, that's the reason for having a set.seed() function.

Ted.

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