[Numpy-discussion] in place random generation

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Mar 10 13:29:42 CST 2007


Mark P. Miller wrote:
> Robert:  Just a thought on this topic:
> 
> Would it be possible for the Scipy folks to add a new module based 
> solely off your old mtrand code (pre-broadcast)?  I have to say that the 
> mtrand code from numpy 0.9.8 has some excellent advantages over the core 
> python random number generators.

I won't. That effort would be better spent adding appropriate shortcuts to the
current code such that requests for scalars will take a faster path.

-- 
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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