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andomize

Description

 

Seed the random number generator.

 

Syntax

 

Randomize[(Number)]

 

Returns

 

None

 

Parameters

 

Name

Type

Optional

Meaning

Number

Numeric

Yes

If number is not specified, the value returned by the TIMER function is used.

 

Remarks

 

Values returned by the random number generator depend on an initial seed value.

For a given seed value, RND or RNDF always returns the same sequence of values, yielding a predictable pseudo-random number sequence. Thus, any program that depends on RND or RNDF will run exactly the same way each time unless a different seed is given.

 

Restrictions

 

See also

 

Numeric Handling,

 

Examples