>I have been in the habit of having just one RANDOM line in my initMain >function. >I then assumed that all subsequent RND calls in various .FLTR files would >continue on from the original random seed plus any previous RND calls. > >However I am getting reports from classroom labs running the software that >they are all getting the same sequences. (That is the function is not >randomly seeded from the clock). What is the best practice for RND calls? > Steve, Everything _sounds_ right. I'd check to be absolutely certain your RANDOM is actually getting executed and has no parameter. You could also see if this makes any difference (it shouldn't). osErr% = FN READDATETIME (seed&) RANDOM seed& 0"0 =J= a y "