[Numpy-discussion] printable random seed ?

Neal Becker ndbecker2@gmail....
Wed Sep 22 09:32:22 CDT 2010

josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:

> I would like to generate random numbers based on a random seed, for
> example what numpy.random does if the seed is not specified. But I
> would also like to print out the initial state, so I can replicate the
> random numbers.
> Can I get a human readable or printable version of the initial state?
> Alternatively, what's a good way to  randomly generate an initial
> state?
> I could draw an integer with randint and use it as seed. Is this the best
> way?
> Josef

        import struct
        import os
        seed = struct.unpack ('I', os.urandom (4))[0]
	print seed

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