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[EnergyPlus_Support] How to properly set the random seed for stochastic processes in EMS?


I have a working energyplus model that uses the @SeedRandom object (function) in the EnergyManagementSystem. 

I understand that to ensure a repeatable sequence of numbers, the argument to the @SeedRandom field must be the same each time. 

My question is, what is the proper range of numbers that I can use to specify the random seed? 0-100? 1-1,000,000? And given the proper range, will every unique integer result in a unique sequence of random numbers? I ask for two reasons

1. large numbers (e.g. 3867681373) cause something deep in energyplus to break (Energyplus Version 8.0.0), resulting in a fortran runtime language error:
--error snip--
forrtl: error (140): floating inexact
Image              PC                Routine            Line        Source             

Stack trace terminated abnormally.
/Applications/EnergyPlus-8-0-0/runenergyplus: line 493: 78098 Abort trap: 6           "$ENERGYPLUS_DIR/bin/$PRG_N"
--error snip--

2. In the past (Energyplus Version 7.0.0), I noticed that very large numbers that are close to one another (e.g. 3867681373 and 3867681374) result in the same sequence of random numbers in spite of being unique integers.

The I/O reference provides this detail on the argument to @SeedRandom:
The argument is rounded to the nearest whole number and then used to set the size and values of the seed for the number generator.

Can anyone provide more information? I want to ensure that 1000 simulations get 1000 unique sequences of random numbers. And then I want to be able to repeat those 1000 simulations, and get the same results, so I need to explicitly set 1000 unique random seeds. 



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