[Numpy-discussion] Mersenne twister seeds

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert@gmail....
Mon Dec 15 17:01:41 CST 2008


According to wikipedia [1], some common Mersenne twister algorithms
use a linear congruential gradient (LCG) to generate seeds.  LCGs have
been known to produce poor random numbers.  Does numpy's Mersenne
twister do this?  And if so, is this potentially a problem?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator


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