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May 28, 2014

Random Seed Reset

Run this add-in to set the random seed to a specified value.



  • The add-in can be used to set the random seed prior to creating a validation column, prior to simulating values (using the formula editor or the Simulator), and in many analysis platforms (run prior to launching the platform).
  • If using the DOE Custom Designer, use the built in Set Random Seed option.
  • If using Partial Least Squares in JMP Pro, use the built in Set Random Seed option for Kfold and Holdback validation.
  • Automatic cross-validation using a validation column is only available in JMP Pro.
  • The random seed does not persist across analyses (the add-in must be re-run each time using the same random seed).
  • Test when using with any analysis platform to verify that you’re seeing the same results.

Updated 6/4 (streamlined the use notes).

Updated 7/29 (minor code changes - added title to Panel Box() call and Names Default to Here(1))

Developed for academic/teaching purposes with BradyBrady and susan.walsh1, with jordanhiller@jmp​.


Just a reminder, per a conversation with Mia Stephens:  The Add-In works in JMP Pro and JMP.  In JMP ,the user would have to manually apply the validation column using Data Filter or Hide and Exclude.


A revised version of this add-in has been posted (7/29/2015), with some minor code adjustments (noted above).  Thanks to Sam Gardner for identifying these improvements.