[Numpy-discussion] python is cool

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Tue May 12 15:00:42 EDT 2015

Roland Schulz wrote:

> Hi,
> I think the best way to solve this issue to not use a state at all. It is
> fast, reproducible even in parallel (if wanted), and doesn't suffer from
> the shared issue. Would be nice if numpy provided such a stateless RNG as
> implemented in Random123: www.deshawresearch.com/resources_random123.html
> Roland

That is interesting.  I think np.random needs to be refactored, so it can 
accept a pluggable rng - then we could switch the underlying rng.

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