On 12/20/2010 9:41 PM, josef.p...@gmail.com wrote: > python has it in random > > sample( population, k)

Yes, I mentioned this in my original post: http://www.mail-archive.com/numpy-discussion@scipy.org/msg29324.html But good simulation practice is perhaps to seed a simulation specific random number generator (not just rely on a global), and I don't want to pass around two different instances. So I want to get this functionality from numpy.random. Which reminds me of another question. numpy.random.RandomState accepts an int array as a seed: what is the *intended* use? Thanks, Alan _______________________________________________ NumPy-Discussion mailing list NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org http://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion