Re: [R] Question

From: Ted Harding <Ted.Harding_at_nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 14 Dec 2005 - 01:17:02 EST


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,
Ted.



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Date: 13-Dec-05                                       Time: 14:16:59
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