Re: getting one random number

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65169] Re: getting one random number*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 06:22:42 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 3/15/06 at 11:59 PM, kmc2104 at columbia.edu (Kevin Coffey) wrote: >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. The following will do what you want l[dist_]:= Module[{x=Random[]}, Map[# < x &, k[dist]] and I assume you have k defined someplace before this function is used -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four