[Numpy-discussion] Intel random number package

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 01:22:54 EDT 2016


On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:41 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:34 PM, Charles R Harris <
> charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > There is a proposed random number package PR now up on github:
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/8209. It is from
> > oleksandr-pavlyk and implements the number random number package using
> MKL for increased speed. I think we are definitely interested in the
> improved speed, but I'm not sure numpy is the best place to put the
> package. I'd welcome any comments on the PR itself, as well as any thoughts
> on the best way organize or use of this work. Maybe scikit-random
>
> This is what ng-numpy-randomstate is for.
>
> https://github.com/bashtage/ng-numpy-randomstate
>

Interesting, despite old fashioned original ziggurat implementation of the
normal and gnu c style... Does that project seek to preserve all the
bytestreams or is it still in flux?

Chuck
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