Re: getting one random number

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65173] Re: getting one random number*From*: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 06:22:45 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Uni Leipzig*References*: <dvas8g$c37$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, l[dist_] := Module[{rnd}, rnd=Random[]; Map[# < rnd &, k[dist]] ] Regards Jens "Kevin Coffey" <kmc2104 at columbia.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:dvas8g$c37$1 at smc.vnet.net... | 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 | |