simple question if/while loop

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg40105] simple question if/while loop*From*: s kp <kpsj2002 at yahoo.com>*Date*: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 03:35:00 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I am trying to do the following for a test purpose so I am a learning mathematica TestFun[] := Module[{a, tb, n}, tb = Table[0.0, {4}]; n := 1; a := Random[]; While[n < 5, If[ a > .5, (tb[[n]] = a; n++;), Continue[] ] ] tb ] The output that I get is {0.871577 Null, 0.512558 Null, 0.00441806 Null, 0.520545 Null} Why am I doing wrong here and what is the correct way to do the above thing using If and While loop? thanks

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