On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Sebastian Berg <sebast...@sipsolutions.net> wrote: > > On Mi, 2016-10-26 at 09:29 -0700, Robert Kern wrote: > > On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Julian Taylor <jtaylor.debian@google > > mail.com> wrote: > > > > > > On 10/26/2016 06:00 PM, Julian Taylor wrote: > > > > >> I prefer for the full functionality of numpy to stay available > > with a > > >> stack of community owned software, even if it may be less powerful > > that > > >> way. > > > > > > But then if this is really just the same random numbers numpy > > already provides just faster, it is probably acceptable in principle. > > I haven't actually looked at the PR yet. > > > > I think the stream is different in some places, at least. And it's > > not a silent backend drop-in like np.linalg being built against an > > optimized BLAS, just a separate module that is inoperative without > > MKL. > > I might be swayed, but my gut feeling would be that a backend change > (if the default stream changes, an explicit one, though maybe one could > make a "fastest") would be the only reasonable way to provide such a > thing in numpy itself.

That mostly argues for distributing it as a separate package, not part of numpy at all. -- Robert Kern

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