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Re: getting one random number


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


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