random seed

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Aug 17 00:14:13 CEST 2005


vivek7006 at gmail.com wrote:
> Thanks. I guess I will use  the system time and pass it as seed
> explicitly. My goal is to replicate the random numbers that I generate
> to ensure repeatabilty in the regression test suite that  I am trying
> to write.

In that case you should just pick a single seed yourself instead of 
getting it from system time.

   random.seed(1234567890)

is traditional and works just fine.

Other favorites:

   3141592653589793
   2718281828459045

-- 
Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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  Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
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