On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Alan G Isaac <alan.is...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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.

Sorry, I was reading to fast, and I might be tired. What's the difference between a numpy Random and a python random.Random instance of separate states of the random number generators? Josef > > 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 > _______________________________________________ NumPy-Discussion mailing list NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org http://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion