       Relational Operators and Random Integers

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• Subject: [mg90305] Relational Operators and Random Integers
• From: Peter Evans <peter.w.evans at gmail.com>
• Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 04:49:50 -0400 (EDT)

Hi all,

I'm a new user of Mathematica 6 and am struggling with some basics. I wish to write a set of rules which are dependent upon a random variable. I've been using RandomChoice to choose my variable and then large If and Which statements to produce my desired dynamics.

The problem is that the number that these statements end up spitting out aren't recognised as what they are in further If and Which statements. Here's a simple example that demonstrates my problem:

In:= x := RandomChoice[{1, 2, 3}]
x
Which[x == 1, 1, x == 2, 2, x == 3, 3]

Out= 1

Out= 2

Mathematica clearly thinks x to be 1 but the If statement indicates its 2. What am I doing wrong here?

Much thanks,

Pete

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