[SciPy-dev] distutils, mtrand, Monte Carlo

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 11:51:06 CDT 2006

Ed Schofield wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>>The easiest option for you now is to simply copy randomkit.[ch] to montecarlo.
>>It won't be changing any time soon. That should tide you over until I manage to
>>export a function pointer table from mtrand.
> I don't follow.  The hardest part is with the linking.  How would a
> function pointer table help?

mtrand would already be imported and loaded through the Python mechanism. It
would expose the table as a CObject. This is exactly how other extensions use
numpy (and Numeric and numarray). This has been a solved problem for the past
ten years or so. We know it works.

Robert Kern
robert.kern at gmail.com

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 an underlying truth."
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