[SciPy-dev] License review / weave bsd-ification

Jarrod Millman millman@berkeley....
Mon Nov 3 04:24:30 CST 2008


On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 1:51 AM, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu> wrote:
> It looks like the license issue can be resolved.  Newer versions of
> the Mersenne Twister random number generator have a more liberal
> license:  http://www.math.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/~m-mat/MT/MT2002/elicense.html
> Is anyone willing to volunteer to get the newer version working?  Is
> it worth considering moving this code out of weave and making the MT
> RNG more generally available?

Matthew Brett just pointed out that numpy.random uses MT via randomkit:
http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/browser/trunk/numpy/random/mtrand/randomkit.c

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