[Numpy-discussion] Args for rand and randn: call for a vote
pau.gargallo at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 17:59:38 CDT 2006
On 7/8/06, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ed Schofield wrote:
> > * Should numpy.rand and numpy.randn accept sequences of dimensions as
> > arguments, like rand((3,3)), as an alternative to rand(3,3)?
> > * Should rand((3,3)) and randn((3,3)) continue to raise a TypeError?
> This is a false dichotomy. There are more choices here.
> * Remove rand and randn (at least from the toplevel namespace) and promote the
> use of random_sample and standard_normal which already follow the tuple convention.
i just wanted to point out another possible choice:
* enable numpy.rand((3,3)) and make numpy.rand(3,3) raise an error
as zeros and ones do.
I suppose that you all discussed a lot about this choice also, but it
still seems very reasonable to me :-(
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