[Python-Dev] Re: A `cogen' module [was: Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib]
Guido van Rossum
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:42:49 -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 Yes, but my experience is out-of-date.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.
Cool! You & Tim will have something to talk about.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)