[SciPy-user] cluster package

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 13:46:57 CDT 2006

Alan G Isaac wrote:

> On Thu, 08 Jun 2006, Robert Kern apparently wrote: 
>>However, it includes the RANLIB library which (a) doesn't mesh well with the 
>>other random number facilities in numpy and scipy and (b) is not commercially 
>>  http://orion.math.iastate.edu/burkardt/c_src/ranlib/ranlib_intro.txt 
> Would the RANLIB functionality be readily replaced by numpy 
> or SciPy functionality?

It's used relatively deep in the C code. The last time I considered it, I came
to the conclusion that it would probably be easier and certainly more satisfying
to simply port the algorithms to Python than to spend time refactoring it to use
a better PRNG.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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