[Numpy-discussion] Purpose for bit-wise and'ing the initial mersenne twister key?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Feb 6 16:56:00 CST 2009


On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 16:57, Michael S. Gilbert
<michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, so isn't this a slight waste of memory then (a doubling on 64-bit platforms)?  Of course the tradeoff is whether you want to maintain two codebases for 32- and 64-bit or just one.  The advantages of a single codebase probably outweight an increase in memory usage since we're only talking about the difference between 2kB and 4kB, which is fairly insignificant.

I'm not going to modify the upstream source and risk introducing bugs.

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