[Numpy-discussion] SFMT (faster mersenne twister)
James A. Bednar
jbednar at inf.ed.ac.uk
Sat Sep 6 13:37:32 EDT 2014
| Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:19:57 -0400
| From: Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com>
| I think it's somewhat debatable whether generating a different
| sequence of random numbers counts as breaking backward
Please don't ever, ever break the sequence of numpy's random numbers!
Please! We have put a lot of effort into being able to reproduce our
published work exactly, and all of that would be in vain if the
sequence changes. See e.g.:
We'd be very happy to see additional number generators appear
*alongside* the existing ones, though, particularly if there are
faster or otherwise better ones!
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