[PD] Random - Different seed each time the patch is loaded

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Fri Sep 5 08:14:34 CEST 2008

Mike McGonagle hat gesagt: // Mike McGonagle wrote:

> Speaking of Lua and randoms, I had read somewhere (I think on the website)
> that on some platforms, their random generators will always produce the same
> FIRST number, but everything else after that is "random". I tested this out
> on the Mac OS X, and yes, every FIRST number is the same, but everything
> else beyond that isn't. 

On Linux I get the same values not only for the first, but for all
random values, unless I seed with os.time, and then the first value is
different everytime, too.

But as globally seeded randoms are unusable for many composition
algorithms, I prefer the random module from here:
http://www.tecgraf.puc-rio.br/~lhf/ftp/lua/index.html which lets you
create the equivalent of Pd's independent [random] objects in Lua.

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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