On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac@gmail.com> wrote:

On 12/20/2010 9:41 PM, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:

python has it in random

sample( population, k)

Yes, I mentioned this in my original post: http://www.mail-archive.com/numpy-discussion@scipy.org/msg29324.html

But good simulation practice is perhaps to seed a simulation specific random number generator (not just rely on a global), and I don't want to pass around two different instances. So I want to get this functionality from numpy.random.

Sorry, I was reading to fast, and I might be tired. What's the difference between a numpy Random and a python random.Random instance of separate states of the random number generators? Josef

Which reminds me of another question. numpy.random.RandomState accepts an int array as a seed: what is the *intended* use?

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