random.gauss vs. random.normalvariate
pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 22:26:06 CEST 2009
On Aug 15, 12:49 pm, Alan G Isaac <alan.is... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
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