[Numpy-discussion] Re: possible bug with character arrays and shuffle

Faheem Mitha faheem at email.unc.edu
Sun Sep 5 19:33:01 EDT 2004

On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 02:19:08 +0000 (UTC), Faheem Mitha
<faheem at email.unc.edu> wrote:

> Either I am doing something horribly wrong, or shuffle is badly
> broken, since it is supposed to "shuffle list x in place". I haven't
> checked shuffle carefully, but it seems to randomize for a bit Ok, and
> then after a while, it suddenly starts returning all the same
> characters.

Actually, on second thoughts, and since a character array is not a
list, I guess this is not a bug, at least not in numarray. Perhaps I
should report this to the people who maintain the random module, since
shuffle does not complain but returns the wrong answer?

Sorry for firing off the last message so hastily.


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