On 18/03/2013 09:34, Vince Virgilio wrote: > On Sunday, March 17, 2013 7:48:21 PM UTC-4, David Bailey wrote: > ... >> Unfortunately, the documentation at 9.0 deprecates the use of >> >> $RandomState - stating that it is superseded by BlockRandom - but >> >> clearly $RandomState can solve problems which BlockRandom cannot. > > Agreed. So use Random`GetRandomState . > > Vince > I don't understand your point, Random`GetRandomState is not documented at all, and $RandomState is stated to be superseded by BlockRandom!
My point is that $RandomState should not be superseded by a function that is less useful!
People like to use functions that are documented and not superseded, because that gives them confidence that they will continue to exist in future versions!