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randn() function generates the same sequence whenever I called it.

Asked by JangHo Cho on 4 Aug 2015
Latest activity Commented on by JangHo Cho on 5 Aug 2015
Hello,
I used MATLAB coder for converting .m files to C files.
All the things are O.K. except randn() function. The problem is that auto-generated randn() function generates the same sequence of numbers all the time. So I changed it by using 'srand(time(NULL))'; and 'rand/(double)RAND_MAX';
Are there any settings for MATLAB coder to generated a different version of randn() function?

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Answer by Azzi Abdelmalek
on 4 Aug 2015
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Use rng function
for k=1:10
rng(k)
randn(1,10)
end

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Thank you Azzi Abdelmalek. I understood by your code. it must be added to my function.

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Answer by Mike Hosea
on 4 Aug 2015

Every time you start MATLAB it will deliver the same sequence if you don't provide your own seed first. Your generated code must match this behavior. Consequently, if that isn't what you want, you must use the rng function to seed the generator. There is an example here on MATLAB Answers somewhere that illustrates using the C time() function to with rng to seed the generator.

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Thank you for your kindness, Mike Hosea. I will search for the article you mentioned. Though I feel more comfortable to write directly in C code, I should search for it because in many cases we don't want to modify the auto-generated code lines. I thank both of you but there was only one chance to click the 'Accept this Answer' button. sorry. :)

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