5.0 years ago by
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
I think you'e misunderstanding what a random seed does. A random seed can given to a program to ensure that the pseudorandom number generator always produces the same series of numbers. This is useful for reproducibility and testing. If you don't want this, programs generally allow you to set no seed (which means that it's initialized from some other source, like the milliseconds on the system time), or generate a random number to use as your random seed.
Also, you should read the manual.
2.5 How do I change the random seed?
To change the random seed to 12345, for example, you can use:
% admixture -s 12345 myFile.ped 3
or if you want the random seed to be generated from the current time, use
% admixture -s time myFile.ped 3