[erlang-questions] Erlang random number generator weak?
Wed Nov 12 21:04:00 CET 2008
"Adam Kelly" <cthulahoops@REDACTED> writes:
> So, is it an accepted fact that two processes started at almost the
> same time will produce highly correlated random sequences?
but i think it is (possibly un-)common knowledge that given very
similar seeds, two sequences will start out similarly.
the mess below shows the 10:th element of 10 sequences with similar
seeds. the sequences diverges pretty rapidly.
2> [(fun()->random:seed(1,2,N), hd(lists:reverse([random:uniform(1000)||_<-L10])) end)() || N <- L10].
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