[SciPy-user] About Random Number Generation

Wu, Kejia w.kejia@gmail....
Fri Nov 7 14:48:35 CST 2008


Hi David,

Thank you very much for your reply.

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 14:31 -0400, David Warde-Farley wrote:
> On 31-Oct-08, at 1:21 PM, Wu, Kejia wrote:
> 
> > Also, can any body tell me whether the random number algorithm in RNG
> > package is a pseudorandom one or a real-random one?
> 
> You can't generate real-random numbers in software alone. Real random  
> number generation relies on sampling some random physical process.  
> Google "real random number" and you'll find a number of online sources  
> of genuine random numbers, including random.org (which uses  
> atmospheric noise) and hotbits (which uses radioactive decay).
> 
> > And is there an
> > available implementation for Monte Carlo method in NumPy?
> 
> Try http://code.google.com/p/pymc/
> 
> David



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