sympy: what's wrong with this picture?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon Mar 3 23:08:53 CET 2008

Mensanator wrote:
> On Mar 3, 2:49 pm, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at> wrote:

>> It's just a bug--probably sympy is messing with the internals of the
>> random number generator.  It would be a simple fix.  Instead of
>> b****ing about it, file a bug report.  
> I did.
>> Or better yet, submit a patch.
> I would if I knew what the problem was.

Did you even try to figure it out? It took me all of 5 minutes to find the mistake.

> I posted it here because someone recommended it.
> I'm simply un-recommending it.

It was a mistake, an easily remedied mistake, not a big unchangeable design 
decision. If you want to recommend against sympy as a package, there is a larger 
burden of proof that you have yet to meet.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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