[Numpy-discussion] Right behavior

Johan Fredrik Øhman johanfo at ohman.no
Fri Mar 29 13:28:11 CST 2002


The first numbers in each of your three runs are 7.98493051529 ,
7.98525762558 and 7.98623776436.
They look like different numbers to me. 

First, thanks for your answer Time. 
I do agree, they are different.  But I wouldn't call it random.  I didn't expect
that the small difference in the initial seed would affect the first number with so little.
Usually the seed numbers I have experienced other places have much more
dramatic effect on the numbers,  if you see what I mean...

If you want the difference
between initial values to be greater, you need to make the 
difference in your seeds greater. For example, if I run your code now, I
get 8.29225027561, 8.29484963417 and 8.29744851589, but setting the seed
to (1,2) gives an initial value of 5.69397783279. Remember, these are
only pseudorandom numbers. 

Yes, they are pseudorandom and that is OK.  What I just want is some more
initial difference between the runs without setting the seed number manually.
But know I know this is not a flaw in the RNG, but "its the way it is supposed to be"

Thanks

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Johan Fredrik Ohman






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