[Numpy-discussion] About Random Number Generation

Wu, Kejia w.kejia@gmail....
Fri Nov 7 14:47:36 CST 2008


Hi all,

Thank you for your replies.

Thanks

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 12:49 -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 12:20, Wu, Kejia <w.kejia@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I tried the example code here:
> > http://numpy.scipy.org/numpydoc/numpy-20.html#71863
> > But failed:
> > --------------------------------------
> > rng.py, line 5, in <module>
> >    import RNG
> > ImportError: No module named RNG
> > --------------------------------------
> >
> > Any suggestion? Thanks at first.
> 
> Despite the confusing URL, that is actually documentation for Numeric,
> numpy's predecessor. You can see documentation for the current version
> of numpy here:
> 
>   http://docs.scipy.org/doc/
> 
> > Also, can any body tell me whether the random number algorithm in RNG
> > package is a pseudorandom one or a real-random one?
> 
> Pseudorandom. The Mersenne Twister, to be precise.
> 
> > And is there an
> > available implementation for Monte Carlo method in NumPy?
> 
> "Monte Carlo" is more a general description than a specification of a
> particular algorithm. There are many such methods. Which one are you
> thinking of?
> 



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