[Numpy-discussion] numpy.random.randint() inconsistent with plain random.randint()

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Feb 25 15:39:35 CST 2008


On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Christopher Kerr <gingekerr@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if this is the right place to report bugs, but I couldn't find
>  anywhere else on the website...
>
>  random.randint(min,max) from python core returns an integer between min and
>  max inclusive. The documentation on the website says that
>  numpy.random.randint(min,max [,size]) does this too, but it in fact only
>  ever returns numbers strictly less than the max, and gives an error if min
>  is equal to max

The documentation on what website? It needs to be fixed.
numpy.random.randint() is behaving correctly. numpy.random is not
intended to replace the standard library's random module.

-- 
Robert Kern

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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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