Random Number Seed

Brian Gough bjg@network-theory.co.uk
Thu Mar 4 17:42:00 GMT 2004

Przemyslaw Sliwa writes:
 > I have a question: When one wants to use the random number seed
 > different than the default one (equals to 0) one can use the macro
 > GSL_RNG_SEED=seed from the command line. I would like to use the
 > system time as the seed and have no idea how one can use the it
 > from the command line. Therefore I want to use the function clock()
 > in my C program. Could you help me how the seed can be initialized
 > from the function claock() within my c program?

For real work be sure to record any non-deterministic seed values in
case they are needed for later investigation.


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