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Re: getting one random number

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  • Subject: [mg65182] Re: [mg65154] getting one random number
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 00:13:26 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: hanlonr at cox.net
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l[dist_] := Module[{r = Random[]}, Map[# < r &, k[dist]]];


Bob Hanlon

> 
> From: "Kevin Coffey" <kmc2104 at columbia.edu>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg65182] [mg65154] getting one random number
> 
> 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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