[Numpy-discussion] random.choice
Nathaniel Smith
njs@pobox....
Fri Nov 9 11:21:13 CST 2012
On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just noticed that 1.7 is scheduled to add a random.choice function.
> I wonder if the best structure has been chosen. Specifically, it does
> not provide for array flattening, and it does not provide for subarray
> choice.
I think in terms of the function currently in numpy master:
http://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-dev/reference/generated/numpy.random.choice.html
You write flattening as
np.random.choice(a.ravel(), ...)
and subarray choice as
np.take(a, np.random.choice(a.shape[ax], ...), axis=ax)
?
That said, since it (claims to) only work on 1-d arrays right now, we
could always add either or both of these features later without
breaking compatibility. So I don't think there's any urgent need to
fix this before releasing.
(If you're worried though then you might want to double-check that the
np.random.choice in 1.7 actually *does* give an error if the input
array is not 1-d.)
-n
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