[Numpy-discussion] Mersenne twister seeds
Kevin Jacobs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mon Dec 15 17:10:52 CST 2008
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 6:01 PM, Michael Gilbert <
> According to wikipedia , 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?
It is certainly no worse than using sequential pids or timestamps and very
likely considerably better.
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