[Numpy-discussion] Proposal to accept NEP 19: Random Number Generator Policy

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 00:20:19 EDT 2018

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 4:34 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

> There has been one clarification to the text:
>   https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/11488
> For the legacy RandomState, we will *not* be fixing correctness bugs if
> they doing so would break the stream; this is in contrast with the current
> policy where we can fix correctness bugs. In the post-NEP world,
> RandomState's purpose will be to provide across-version-stable numbers for
> unit tests, so stability is primary. I don't expect to see many more bugs,
> except in arcane corners of the parameter spaces, like in #11475, which
> can be avoided, and we can introduce warnings to help users avoid them.
>   https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/11475

NEP status is now accept (https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/11560).
Thanks Robert (& Kevin & @all)!

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