Implementaion of random.shuffle

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Tue Jul 17 04:51:13 CEST 2007


On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 16:55:53 +0200, Hrvoje Niksic wrote:

> 2**19937 being a really huge number, it's impossible to exhaust the
> Mersenne twister by running it in sequence.

"Impossible"?

Surely this will do it:

for n in xrange(2**19937 + 1):
    random.random()

Admittedly, if each call to random() took a picosecond, it would still 
take 1e5982 centuries to run through the lot. You might want to go make a 
coffee or something while you're waiting...



-- 
Steven.



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