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I have a small C code which uses ran1() routine from numerical recipe.
If i run it, I get the output which is not expected, since ran1() generates random numbers in the interval (0,1).
But I am getting very large numbers instead.
my code is:
/* random_no_generator.c */
size = 10;
idum = &j;
The ran1.c is in the folder in which this code is present.
The compilation command I give is:
Well, ok but the seed is different:
&idum is not the same as idum
&idum is the address of idum, whereas idum is the value of idum.
In the first case, &idum was translated to a long number that was the address of idum, which is the address of j, whereas in the second case idum is actually j, that is to say -5.