[Numpy-discussion] Intel random number package

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 26 03:33:17 EDT 2016

On 26.10.2016 06:34, Charles R Harris 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 <https://github.com/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

I'm not a fan of putting code depending on a proprietary library into numpy.
This should be a standalone package which may provide the same interface
as numpy.

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