Re: Re: Rearrangement of a sequence into random order

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg28461] Re: [mg28444] Re: [mg28434] Rearrangement of a sequence into random order*From*: Wil Kortsmit <rcwil at win.tue.nl>*Date*: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 04:24:11 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven*References*: <200104190726.DAA19424@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello everybody, Tom De Vries wrote: > > I had this in my files. It uses Sort and an ordering function.... it's > probably one of many ways of doing this.... maybe it will do what you need > it to.... > > In[64]:= > scramble[list_] := Sort[list, (Random[Integer] == 1) &] > > > .... It is a nice exercise to prove that this 'scramble' algorithm does not give a fair 'random permutation'. Of course 'RandomPermutation' does. Wil Kortsmit

**References**:**Re: Rearrangement of a sequence into random order***From:*Tom De Vries <tdevries@shop.westworld.ca>