getting one random number

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65154] getting one random number*From*: "Kevin Coffey" <kmc2104 at columbia.edu>*Date*: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 23:59:28 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Columbia University*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Greetings: I am a fairly new user and I have come across this problem twice. The last time I just worked my way around it, but this time I can't. When I exicute the line below, mathematica takes a new random number for each element in the list "k[dist]" l[dist_] := Map[# < Random[] &, k[dist]] I would like mathematica to take one random number and then use the same random number for evaluating every element in the list. Also, I want the random number to be different each time I use the function. Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you. Kevin

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