random.gauss vs. random.normalvariate
bouncyinc at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 22:34:36 CEST 2009
What does the term "thread safe" mean exactly. I never had to program with
On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Carl Banks <pavlovevidence at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Aug 15, 12:49 pm, Alan G Isaac <alan.is... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Quotinghttp://docs.python.org/3.1/library/random.html#random.gauss:
> > Gaussian distribution. mu is the mean, and sigma is the
> > standard deviation. This is slightly faster than the
> > normalvariate() function defined below.
> > So since both are offered and gauss is faster, I assume it
> > must have some offsetting disadvantage. What is it?
> random.gauss is not thread safe.
> I'm kind of surprised the html docs don't mention this; the docstring
> Carl Banks
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