[Numpy-discussion] SFMT (faster mersenne twister)

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 19:50:14 EDT 2014


Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

> No, that is not what I meant. If the SFMT can be made to output the
> same bitstream for the same seed, we can use it (modifying it if
> necessary to avoid global state if necessary), but it does not look so
> to me. I welcome corrections on that count (in PR form, preferably!).

Saito's SFMT master thesis says SFMT as a different equidistribution, so it
will not give the same bitstream. But it also mentions a SIMD version of
the standard MT.




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