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Re: Needing a Random List of Non-repeating Values whose Range and Length

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On 1/18/13 at 12:54 AM, brtubb090530 at cox.net wrote:

>Consider the following:

>ril[range_Integer]:= RandomInteger[{1,range},range]

>This function is almost what I want; but I need one which doesn't
>include any repeated values. This is intended for use, for example,
>for a card deck, or dice, etc.

Perhaps you should look at RandomSample. For example, if you
associate the integers from 1 to 52 with the 52 possible cards
(excluding jokers) in a deck

RandomSample[Range@52,5]

would return 5 values representing a random 5 card draw from the deck




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