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* It is desirable that the default behavior of Dynare be fully deterministic: two runs of the same *.mod file on the same installation should provide the same results. * The seed of both uniform and normal random generator is to be fixed in global_initialization.m * Each Dynare command that uses a random generator must have an option letting the user use a different fixed seed or a variable seed based on time for example. 
It is desirable that the default behavior of Dynare be fully deterministic: two runs of the same *.mod file on the same installation should provide the same results. Introduced in commit db54c2d76ec8ac6a42c0cbf99bc394f7644f2a85 (git master), there is a new matlab routine for setting the seed: set_dynare_seed.m. This routine is called in global_initialization.m, so that each instance of dynare is initialized with the same seed (and should give exactly the same results). This routine can also be called in a mod file, depending on the version of matlab the user can set the seed and (with ver('matlab')>=7.7) choose the algorithm used to generate uniform variates (see matlab documentation or the output of the command !RandStream.list). 
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== List of commands or functions that use a random generator ==  === List of commands or functions that use a random generator === 
Fixing random seed
It is desirable that the default behavior of Dynare be fully deterministic: two runs of the same *.mod file on the same installation should provide the same results. Introduced in commit db54c2d76ec8ac6a42c0cbf99bc394f7644f2a85 (git master), there is a new matlab routine for setting the seed: set_dynare_seed.m. This routine is called in global_initialization.m, so that each instance of dynare is initialized with the same seed (and should give exactly the same results). This routine can also be called in a mod file, depending on the version of matlab the user can set the seed and (with ver('matlab')>=7.7) choose the algorithm used to generate uniform variates (see matlab documentation or the output of the command RandStream.list).
List of commands or functions that use a random generator
 stoch_simul (csolve simult_ + currently call to dynare_simul_ uses a fixed seed)
 estimation
 mode optimization
 Metropolis iterations
 subsampling for posterior statistics
 osr optimization
 steady (csolve)
 ramsey_policy (csolve + simult_)
 Markov switching
 Global Sensitivity Analysis