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bug #64079: rand state changes display format without user's knowledge

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Submitted:  Thu 20 Apr 2023 04:02:47 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  Other Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
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Open/Closed:  * Open Release:  * 8.1.0
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Thu 20 Apr 2023 04:02:47 PM UTC, original submission:  

Calling rand without setting the state gives 4 decimal places. But calling rand ('state') changes the format to 6 or more decimal places. Bug! rand should not change display format.


>> rand (1, 10)
ans =
   0.1618   0.8249   0.2521   0.1298   0.8974   0.4344   0.6740   0.7060   0.4313   0.1419

>> rand (1, 10)
ans =
   0.1844   0.8281   0.5084   0.7845   0.2116   0.7141   0.5542   0.3575   0.9797   0.7155

>> rand (1, 10)
ans =
   0.4220   0.5890   0.3387   0.8954   0.8700   0.6635   0.7760   0.3916   0.9085   0.7271


>> rand ('state', 1)
>> rand (1, 10)
ans =
   0.134364   0.847434   0.763775   0.255069   0.495435   0.449491   0.651593   0.788723   0.093860   0.028347

>> rand (1, 10)
ans =
   8.3577e-01   4.3277e-01   7.6228e-01   2.1061e-03   4.4539e-01   7.2154e-01   2.2876e-01   9.4527e-01   9.0143e-01   3.0590e-02

>> rand (1, 10)
ans =
   0.025446   0.541412   0.939149   0.381204   0.216599   0.422117   0.029041   0.221692   0.437888   0.495812

>> rand (1, 10)
ans =
   0.233084   0.230867   0.218781   0.459603   0.289782   0.021490   0.837578   0.556454   0.642294   0.185906


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