I'm doing a simple Monte Carlo Analysis.

When doing a random number generation, under Data Analysis, I get

different results from the rest of my class (using PCs). Any ideas why and is

it a problem in the end?

In general what problems may I encounter using Mac instead of PC like the

rest of my classmates?

Thanks for the Help.

-Jeremy

MBA 2006

Without knowing for sure which versions of Excel are involved, your

different answers are likely because yours are right and theirs are not.

There were a lot of changes made to the statistical functions (especially

RAND) for Macintosh Excel 2004 which corrected many ancient problems. I

believe that the corresponding changes have only been made for Windows Excel

2003 by means of a service pack. (Somebody will undoubtedly jump in here

with the correct version ids.)