[GAP Forum] Question about Random Elements

Joe Bohanon jbohanon2 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 18:57:59 BST 2009

I have a problem I'm working on that involves trying to find an element 
conjugating two subgroups of large matrix groups.  As I will likely have 
to run through lots of elements (even after some reductions to smaller 
subgroups).  I want to take advantage of a cluster with multiple 
processors, but the way I understand it, if I start gap off fresh and 
run Random or PseudoRandom, I will get the same sequence of elements.

I'd like to be able to change the seed based on which instance of the 
program I am running.  All of the nodes have a shared hard drive, so I 
can get an incrementor easily.  I just don't know how to set the 
randomizer to start with a different seed.


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