[Numpy-discussion] Numarray: question on RandomArray2.seed(x=0, y=0) system clock default and possible bug

Paul F Dubois paul at pfdubois.com
Wed Jul 24 23:09:02 CDT 2002


I'm not going to change the default seed on RNG. Existing users have the
right to stability, and not to have things change because someone thinks
a certain choice among several reasonable ones is better than the one
previously made. 

There is the further issue here of RNG being advertised as similar to
Cray's ranf() and that similarity extends to this default. Not to
mention that for many purposes the current default is quite useful.







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