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Default to the standard normal distribution #90893

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rhettinger opened this issue Feb 13, 2022 · 4 comments
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Default to the standard normal distribution #90893

rhettinger opened this issue Feb 13, 2022 · 4 comments
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3.11 bug and security fixes stdlib Python modules in the Lib dir type-feature A feature request or enhancement

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BPO 46737
Nosy @rhettinger, @mdickinson, @ZackerySpytz
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  • bpo-46737: Add default arguments to random.{gauss,normalvariate} #31360
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    This is really minor, but it would convenient if we provided default arguments:

        random.gauss(mu=0.0, sigma=1.0)
        random.normalvariate(mu=0.0, sigma=1.0)

    @rhettinger rhettinger added 3.11 bug and security fixes stdlib Python modules in the Lib dir type-feature A feature request or enhancement labels Feb 13, 2022
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    +1

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    ZackerySpytz mannequin commented Feb 15, 2022

    I have created a patch for this issue. Please consider having a look.

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    New changeset 08ec801 by Zackery Spytz in branch 'main':
    bpo-46737: Add default arguments to random.gauss and normalvariate (GH-31360)
    08ec801

    @ezio-melotti ezio-melotti transferred this issue from another repository Apr 10, 2022
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