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- Subject: Re: Am I misunderstanding random numbers?
- From: Javier Guerra Giraldez <javier@...>
- Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:54:47 -0500
On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Jorge <email@example.com> wrote:
> I actually had trouble on a Broadcomm powered wireless router with
> OpenWRT 2.4 linux kernel, when calling randomize. When the seed got over
> 2^31 i got an error message (didn't take note, something to the tune of
> "Integer expected, got Number). It was the prepackaged Lua don't know
> how it was compilled. Thesame code never ever triggered that on Linux 32
> bits on x86.
i also tried on one of those. the error with too big numbers is
something like "parameter #1 required integer, got number".
surprisingly, for lower seed numbers, the generated sequence is
identical to those in x86_64 linux. it seems that the glibc RNG is
very consistent even across versions, processors and word lengths.