Re: getting one random number

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65172] Re: [mg65154] getting one random number*From*: jmt <jmt at dxdydz.net>*Date*: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 06:22:44 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200603160459.XAA12117@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Try this : (for the sake of demonstration only :) k[u_] := u (uses a different random value each time the function lp is called :) lp[dist_] := With[{r = Random[]}, Map[# < r &, k[dist]] On Thursday 16 March 2006 05:59, Kevin Coffey wrote: > 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

**References**:**getting one random number***From:*"Kevin Coffey" <kmc2104@columbia.edu>