Mark.Miller mpmusu@cc.usu....
Sat Jul 7 13:41:22 CDT 2007

```Sorry...here's a minor correction to the code.

#1st part
import numpy
normal=numpy.random.normal

RNDarray = normal(25,15,(50,50))
tmp1 = (RNDarray < 0) | (RNDarray > 25)
while tmp1.any():
print tmp1.size, tmp1.shape, tmp1[tmp1].size
RNDarray[tmp1] = normal(25,15, size = RNDarray[tmp1].size)
tmp1 = (RNDarray < 0) | (RNDarray > 25)

#2nd part
import numpy
normal=numpy.random.normal

RNDarray = normal(25,15,(50,50))
tmp1 = (RNDarray < 0) | (RNDarray > 25)
while tmp1.any():
print tmp1.size, tmp1.shape, tmp1[tmp1].size
RNDarray[tmp1] = normal(25,15, size = RNDarray[tmp1].size)
*   tmp1 = (RNDarray[tmp1] < 0) | (RNDarray[tmp1] > 25)

Mark.Miller wrote:
> A quick question for the group.  I'm working with some code to generate
> some arrays of random numbers.  The random numbers, however, need to
> meet certain criteria.  So for the moment, I have things that look like
> this (code is just an abstraction):
>
> import numpy
> normal=numpy.random.normal
>
> RNDarray = normal(25,15,(50,50))
> tmp1 = (RNDarray < 0) | (RNDarray > 25)
> while tmp1.any():
>      print tmp1.size, tmp1.shape, tmp1[tmp1].size
>      RNDarray[tmp1] = normal(5,3, size = RNDarray[tmp1].size)
>      tmp1 = (RNDarray < 0) | (RNDarray > 25)
>
> This code works well.  However, it might be considered inefficient
> because, for each iteration of the while loop, all values get
> reevaluated even if they have previously met the criteria encapsulated
> in tmp1.  It would be better if, for each cycle of the while loop, only
> those elements that have previously not met criteria get reevaluated.
>
> I tried a few things that haven't worked.  An example is provided below
> (changed code marked with *):
>
> RNDarray = normal(25,15,(50,50))
> tmp1 = (RNDarray < 0) | (RNDarray > 25)
> while tmp1.any():
>      print tmp1.size, tmp1.shape, tmp1[tmp1].size
>      RNDarray[tmp1] = normal(5,3, size = RNDarray[tmp1].size)
> *   tmp1 = (RNDarray[tmp1] < 0) | (RNDarray[tmp1] > 25)
>
> I see why this doesn't work properly.  When tmp1 is reevaluated in the
> while loop, it returns an array with a different shape.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions for improvement here?  Please let me
> know if any of this requires clarification.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Mark
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Dr. Mark P. Miller
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