[Python-Dev] Re: A `cogen' module [was: Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib]

Raymond Hettinger python@rcn.com
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:36:18 -0400

> > > FWIW, in case "someone" cares: http://www.boost.org/libs/random/index.html
> > > It's a nice library architecture, designed and implemented by people who
> > > know the domain, and I think it should be applicable to Python.
> >
> > I'm willing to implement this one.
> Please do!  (Have you got much experience with random number
> generation?)

Yes, but my experience is out-of-date.  I've read Knuth (esp the part on testing generators), done numerical analysis, written
simulations and high-end crypto, etc.   The Mersenne Twister algorithm is new to me -- studying it is part of my motivation to
volunteer to implement it.