setseeds(seed1,seed2) or setseeds(vector(seed1,seed2)), seed1 and seed2 non-negative integers <= 2147483399 |

setseeds(seed1,seed2) initializes the random number generator used by runi(), rnorm(), rbin() and rpoi(). The seeds should be non-negative integers <= 2147483399. setseeds(seeds), where seeds is a vector of the form vector(seed1, seed2), is equivalent to setseeds(seed1, seed2). In particular, any time after setting seeds by seeds <- getseeds(), setseeds(seeds) restarts the generator to the state it was when you used getseeds(). If either seed is zero, the seeds are intialized with values generated from the time of day; the seeds generated will normally be printed. You can suppress the printing by setseeds(0,0,quiet:T). See also topics getseeds(), runi(), rnorm(), rpoi(), rbin() and subtopic 'options:"seeds"'.

Gary Oehlert 2003-01-15