Seed generator using 'current' World Population count
Updated 3 Jun 2010
Random number generated using Matlab (i.e. rand, randperm,etc) is pseudo-random and not pure-random. This script provides a seed that can be used to set the state in order to generate "near-pure" random numbers using rand, randperm etc. The script grabs the "current" world population count from a website and jumbles up the digits and outputs the seed.
World population count is not "predicable' and randperm of digits inside 'current' world population count is highly random, thus the seed generated is helpful in generating "near-pure" random numbers
sd = GenSeed; %generate seed
RandStream.setDefaultStream(RandStream('mt19937ar','seed',sd)); % set the state
rand(1,10) %generate "near-pure" random numbers
Pranam Janney (2023). Seed generator using 'current' World Population count (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/27822-seed-generator-using-current-world-population-count), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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