Best practices for random number generation

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Stephen Davies

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Feb 23, 2021, 4:15:33 PMFeb 23
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I see on https://mesa.readthedocs.io/en/latest/best-practices.html that Mesa Model and Agent objects conveniently have a "random" property which you can access to generate random numbers, and that this takes care of setting the seed for a simulation, etc.

What if I need to use NumPy's random number generator, though? What's the preferred approach for keeping a single numpy.random generator around for all parts of the code to use?

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Majd Al-shihabi

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Feb 24, 2021, 8:26:32 PMFeb 24
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Hi Stephen - There was a discussion about this in the issues section. It's really simple, here's the solution: https://github.com/projectmesa/mesa/issues/958#issuecomment-733651008

I just created a pull request to add it to the docs: https://github.com/projectmesa/mesa/pull/998

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