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Re: Quick Question

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  • Subject: [mg78130] Re: Quick Question
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 07:16:54 -0400 (EDT)

On 6/22/07 at 6:50 AM, cronin_rob at hotmail.com (rob cronin) wrote:

>With Mathematica 5.2 is there any way to scramble a simple list of
>numbers: i.e. randomly rearange the list {1,2,3,4,5,6} without any
>apparent order.

Load the package Combinatorica` and use the function RandomPermutation or r=
oll your own. For example,

In[4]:= Nest[
 Insert[Rest@#, First@#, Random[Integer, {1, Length@# - 1}]] &,
 Range@6, 5]

Out[4]= {3,1,4,2,5,6}





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