cross python version randomness
robin at reportlab.com
Tue Mar 21 05:30:55 EDT 2017
>> presumably randint is doing something different to get its values.
> The docs [https://docs.python.org/3/library/random.html#random.randrange]
> for randrange have this note:
> Changed in version 3.2: randrange() is more sophisticated about producing
> equally distributed values. Formerly it used a style like int(random()*n)
> which could produce slightly uneven distributions.
> Maybe that's the explanation? Unfortunately I don't have an install of
> 3.0/1 to test against.
Looking in random.py it sesms to be true. Pity no backwards compatibility mode.
I don't actually care about the quality of the ints produced, but I do care
about reproducibility, luckily I think it's feasible to monkey patch the 2.7
method back in.
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