[Numpy-discussion] Intel random number package

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 12:53:29 EDT 2016


On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Sebastian Berg <sebastian at sipsolutions.net>
wrote:
>
> On Mi, 2016-10-26 at 09:29 -0700, Robert Kern wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Julian Taylor <jtaylor.debian at google
> > mail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On 10/26/2016 06:00 PM, Julian Taylor wrote:
> >
> > >> I prefer for the full functionality of numpy to stay available
> > with a
> > >> stack of community owned software, even if it may be less powerful
> > that
> > >> way.
> > >
> > > But then if this is really just the same random numbers numpy
> > already provides just faster, it is probably acceptable in principle.
> > I haven't actually looked at the PR yet.
> >
> > I think the stream is different in some places, at least. And it's
> > not a silent backend drop-in like np.linalg being built against an
> > optimized BLAS, just a separate module that is inoperative without
> > MKL.
>
> I might be swayed, but my gut feeling would be that a backend change
> (if the default stream changes, an explicit one, though maybe one could
> make a "fastest") would be the only reasonable way to provide such a
> thing in numpy itself.

That mostly argues for distributing it as a separate package, not part of
numpy at all.

--
Robert Kern
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/attachments/20161026/b5b2bc0b/attachment.html>


More information about the NumPy-Discussion mailing list