[Numpy-discussion] possible bug in seed argument
robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 10:50:42 CDT 2006
Gary Ruben wrote:
> >>> seed(1)
> act the same as
> >>> seed(array())
> in the random module?
No. They use slightly different mechanisms to seed. The integer uses RandomKit's
seeding routine. I borrowed Python's mechanism for seeding from an array of
integers. Now that it comes up, though, it is probably a good idea to use the
same mechanism for both cases.
> It generates a traceback with the Windows 1.0b1 binary.
Please always copy-and-paste tracebacks when reporting bugs. It works for me
with r2881; I'll rebuild with a later version and try again.
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