[Python-ideas] Globally configurable random number generation

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 18:56:15 CEST 2015

On 14/09/15 17:50, Robert Kern wrote:

> Actually, it's well behind the state of the art as it fails BigCrush.
> The proposed alternative does better in this regard.

Is that one of the PCGs? Or Arc4Random, ChaCha20 or XorShift64/32?

The three latter fails on k-dimensional equi-distribution, MT does not. 
Some of the PCGs do too, but some should be as good as MT. Not sure if 
that is worse or better than failing some parts of BigCrush.

Which PCG would you recommend, by the way?


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