[Rcpp-devel] RInside constructor calls srand

Joseph Xu josephzxu at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 07:18:57 CET 2011

Hi Dirk:

Thanks for the quick reply.

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 11:06 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:

> Also, RInside embeds R. And just as in normal R, if you want reproducibility
> from the embedded R provided by RInside, you need set.seed(). Just use it.

I tried something like this:

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <Rcpp.h>
#include <RInside.h>

using namespace std;

int main() {
	RInside r(0, NULL);
	cout << rand() << endl;
	return 0;

But every time I run the program, I get a different random number. Am
I missing something?

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