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Newcomers DBPro Corner / Shuffling a list

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Duke
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Posted: 9th Oct 2002 18:48
Hi

Can anyone suggest a piece of code that I could use to shuffle a list of 4 items so that I get a more or less equally random occurrence of each item?
Marc Fleury
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Posted: 9th Oct 2002 19:39
Assuming that your list is in an array, what you do is step through the array, and swap every value with a randomly chosen other value.



Duke
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Posted: 9th Oct 2002 22:44
Thanks Marc

Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks for the code snippet. I am impressed!
Marc Fleury
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Posted: 9th Oct 2002 23:29
There's lots more stuff like that (including a more in depth look as shuffling) on my website, under tutorials.

[url]www.dbheaven.com/tutorials.php[/url]

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