[Numpy-discussion] in place random generation

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Mar 9 13:07:41 CST 2007


Mark P. Miller wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>  > scipy.random is not a package. scipy/__init__.py does a "from numpy 
> import *"
>  > and thus pulls in numpy.random.
> 
> Got it...and one more question:
> 
> What about using something like
> from numpy.random import mtrand
> 
> And then using mtrand.seed and mtrand.normal in code?
> 
> Would this by any chance get around some of the code that seems to be 
> slowing down the random number generators when one can't efficiently use 
> arrays of random numbers?

No, all of the symbols exposed by numpy.random are just aliases to those in
mtrand, too.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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