sklearn.utils.random.sample_without_replacement

sklearn.utils.random.sample_without_replacement()

Sample integers without replacement.
Select n_samples integers from the set [0, n_population) without replacement.
Parameters: 

n_population : int, 
The size of the set to sample from. 
n_samples : int, 
The number of integer to sample. 
random_state : int, RandomState instance or None, optional (default=None) 
If int, random_state is the seed used by the random number generator; If RandomState instance, random_state is the random number generator; If None, the random number generator is the RandomState instance used by np.random . 
method : “auto”, “tracking_selection”, “reservoir_sampling” or “pool” 
If method == “auto”, the ratio of n_samples / n_population is used to determine which algorithm to use: If ratio is between 0 and 0.01, tracking selection is used. If ratio is between 0.01 and 0.99, numpy.random.permutation is used. If ratio is greater than 0.99, reservoir sampling is used. The order of the selected integers is undefined. If a random order is desired, the selected subset should be shuffled. If method ==”tracking_selection”, a set based implementation is used which is suitable for n_samples <<< n_population . If method == “reservoir_sampling”, a reservoir sampling algorithm is used which is suitable for high memory constraint or when O(n_samples ) ~ O(n_population ). The order of the selected integers is undefined. If a random order is desired, the selected subset should be shuffled. If method == “pool”, a pool based algorithm is particularly fast, even faster than the tracking selection method. Hovewer, a vector containing the entire population has to be initialized. If n_samples ~ n_population, the reservoir sampling method is faster. 
Returns: 

out : array of size (n_samples, ) 
The sampled subsets of integer. The subset of selected integer might not be randomized, see the method argument. 