[Rcpp-devel] Defining template specialisation for wrap on Windows 64bit (Compilation error: 'result_type' does not name a type)

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Oct 3 16:06:31 CEST 2013

On 3 October 2013 at 15:39, Renaud Gaujoux wrote:
| Last time I looked at RNG.c (or filename like that) in R source code,
| you could not get anything else than Marsaglia.

The Marsaglia generator to seed all distributions.  

So if you want the 20+ distributions rlnorm(), rweibull(), ... you are good.
If you to comparese different U(0,1) generators you are not. I though you
wanted the former--sorry if I misunderstood.

| That's the thing, set.seed is the only exported function that can
| touch the RNG and only enables to set the 2-length seed for Marsaglia,
| and the kind cannot be changed, see (which also interestingly tells
| you something about the order of evaluation of printf arguments...):
| Rscript -e "RNGkind('Marsaglia'); .Random.seed[2:3] <- c(123L, 456L); rnorm(2)"
| [1] -0.2934974 -0.3343770

Nice. There is the (partial) equivalence (subject to ordering).


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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