Explain this one line of code
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Ben11 on 7 Jul 2014
I think this ensures that random numbers generated from different calls are all different since you use the current date/time in your call. You might want to take a look at this:
in which The Mathworks discourages using this syntax and proposes alternatives.
Shashank Prasanna on 7 Jul 2014
Edited: Shashank Prasanna on 7 Jul 2014
Aftab, Random number generators are really pseudorandom (deterministic). This means for a given "seed" you can consistently regenerate the same sequence. This is useful if you want to re-run your experiment or perform multiple experiments on the same random stream.
In short, yes, using clock to reset the seed with generate a different stream each time since the clock is different each moment. However the recommended way to change the seed is to use the RNG function:
Also all the link provided by SS and Ben are relevant.