OBSOLETE WOLFRAM LANGUAGE SYMBOL

$RandomState

As of Version 6.0, has been superseded by the scoping construct BlockRandom.


gives a representation of the internal state of the pseudorandom generator used by Random.

DetailsDetails

  • The value of changes every time Random is called.
  • You can use s=$RandomState to explicitly save the value of , and $RandomState=s to restore.
  • The value of is always a long integer chosen from a certain large set of possibilities. You can assign only to values in this set.
  • You can use Block[{$RandomState},expr] to localize the value of during the evaluation of expr.
Introduced in 1996
(3.0)