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Thread: What is Seeding Concept?
- 09-02-2008, 09:03 AM #1
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In reference to what? I have come across it in the concept of a starting point for an algorithm. For example, there is no way to truly generate random numbers. There are algorithms which can generate pseudo-random numbers. These algorithms accept a "seed" as a parameter and do some logic against it to create a "random" number. The same seed for the same algorithm will always generate the same output. A common practice when generating random numbers is to seed your random number generator with with current system time in milliseconds, as it is always changing and will create a new seed every time the method is called.
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