[Numpy-discussion] in place random generation

Anne Archibald peridot.faceted@gmail....
Fri Mar 9 12:14:57 CST 2007


On 09/03/07, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark P. Miller wrote:
> > As an aside, are the random number generators from scipy.random the same
> > as those for numpy.random?  If not, will those of us who need to just
> > use a few random numbers here and there throughout our code (we don't
> > need arrays of random numbers or broadcasting abilities) benefit more
> > from using those libraries?
>
> scipy.random is not a package. scipy/__init__.py does a "from numpy import *"
> and thus pulls in numpy.random.

Why does it do this? It makes it a bit confusing (for example, the
post above), but presumably it was done for a compelling reason...

Thanks,
Anne M. Archibald


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