I would like to know more precisely what happends when you choose a custom seed in Matlab (version= '22.214.171.1244444 (R2018b)'), e.g.:
From my (limited, nut nevertheless existing) understanding of how pseudo-random number generators work, one can see the seed conceptually as choosing a position in a "very long list of pseudo-random numbers".
Question: lets say, (in my Matlab script), I choose
for my first computation (a sequence of instructions) and then,
for my second. Please, note that each time I do some computations it involves generating up to about 300k random numbers (each time).
-> Does that imply that I make sure there is no overlap between the sequence in the "list" starting at 100 and ending around 300k and the one starting at 1e6 and ending at 1'300'000 ? (the idead of "no overlap" comes from the fact since the rng(100) and rng(1e6) are separated by much more than 300k)
i.e. that these are 2 "independent" sequences, (as far as I remember this 'long list' would be generated by a special PRNG algorithm, most likely involing modular arithmetic..?)