[Numpy-discussion] Args for rand and randn, and workarounds
Stefan van der Walt
stefan at sun.ac.za
Wed Jul 12 04:00:56 CDT 2006
On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 05:47:15PM +0900, Bill Baxter wrote:
> On 7/12/06, Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote:
> Because of this. I've removed the global_namespace functions (fft,
> ifft, rand, and randn) from numpy. They are *no longer* in the
> top-level name-space. If you want them, setup a startup-file
> Any hints as to where we can find them now?
> (more generally -- how is one supposed to find stuff in big python packages to
> begin with? Like -- "show me anything with 'rand' in the name".)
It is in numpy.random.rand. If you are using ipython, you can do
which will print out a list of all members that contain "rand". In
this case numpy.random.
To do a deeper search, use pydoc. You can start it with
which should pop up a graphical interface, where you can type in a
search term. Click on the results to open the appropriate
documentation web page.
> Also, numpy.matlib.rand() needs to be updated to point to the new location as
Already fixed in SVN.
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