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# Re: Random Order of a Set of Numbers
*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg10885] Re: Random Order of a Set of Numbers
*From*: Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>
*Date*: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:15:18 -0500
*Organization*: University of Western Australia
*References*: <6bpvg8$b3j@smc.vnet.net>
JD Faith wrote:
> I'm a math moron looking for a formula to compute the following
> problem: I need to generate a random list of the numbers 1-36, 33
> times. The idea being to replicate the drawing 0f the numbers 1-36
> from a hat 33 times.
You could use any of the RandomPermutation* functions in the
Combinatorica package:
In[1]:= <<DiscreteMath`Combinatorica`
?RandomPermutation
"RandomPermutation[n] gives a random permutation of n elements."
?RandomPermutation1
"RandomPermutation1[n] sorts random numbers to generate a random
permutation."
?RandomPermutation2
"RandomPermutation2[n] uses random transpositions to generate random \
permutations."
In[2]:= RandomPermutation[36]
Out[2]={3,4,9,6,16,10,5,12,35,33,22,28,8,2,11,14,27,24,29,21,20,\
34,23,7,36,25,19,13,1,17,30,31,18,15,26,32}
Cheers,
Paul
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