[Numpy-discussion] stability of numpy.random.RandomState API?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Thu Nov 6 17:41:40 CST 2008


Barry Wark wrote:
> In our usage (neural physiology), we've recorded the physiological
> response to a given stimulus. So being able to recover the _exact_
> original stimulus that produced the recorded data is critical.

I'd be inclined to say that if you really want the exact same string of 
psuedo-random numbers years into the future, you'd probably be safest to 
generate a huge string now and save it, rather than expecting a future 
version of a library, perhaps running on different hardware, etc,  to 
re-generate the exact same thing in the future.

-Chris




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