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st: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: how to choose the # for --set seed #--
Date   Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:40:06 -0000

The only absolute rule is to use the same # to get the same random

Otherwise it's up to you. Some people like to set up a hierarchy of
randomly choosing random seeds, but that's a matter of taste or humour,
so far as I can see. 


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mandy fu
Sent: 05 March 2010 15:37
Subject: st: how to choose the # for --set seed #--

Dear all,

About the command --set seed # --, which is used set initial value of
random-number seed, I was wondering if the # is simply arbitrary or I
need to identify that initial value following some rule.

I would appreciate if you could give me some suggestion. Thanks!

Mandy Fu
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