Fortran 2018 specifies a new subroutine
To accommodate compilers that haven’t yet added this critical function, I use the subroutine below for Linux and MacOS.
program testinit implicit none call init_random_seed() contains subroutine init_random_seed() ! NOTE: this subroutine is replaced by "call random_init()" intrinsic of Fortran 2018 integer :: n, u,ios integer, allocatable :: seed(:) call random_seed(size=n) allocate(seed(n)) open(newunit=u, file='/dev/urandom', access="stream", & form="unformatted", action="read", status="old", iostat=ios) if (ios/=0) error stop 'failed to open random source generator' read(u,iostat=ios) seed if (ios/=0) error stop 'failed to read random source generator' close(u) call random_seed(put=seed) print *,'seed: ',seed ! for debug/test end subroutine end program
/dev/urandom is not available.
Various methods have been proposed to make calls to
I cannot speak as to the quality of such methods.
If you have a need for this on Windows, check in with Steve Kargl as noted below, if
random_init is not yet available on your compiler.