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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (MAHOUT-304) MeanShift doesn't read from VectorWritable
Date Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:17:31 GMT
By structuring it based on task id, he is able to generate id's that are
guaranteed unique across an entire map-reduce job.  Very large MR jobs would
just touch the birthday zone for random integers so he figured it was better
to be a bit more structured.

On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 4:50 AM, Sean Owen <> wrote:

> What's the bit at the end? looks like pseudo-random number generation,
> so just use a Random?

Ted Dunning, CTO

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