[OS X TeX] randomness not TeX nature (was Re: [OS X TeX])

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Apr 22 08:58:51 EDT 2005

On Apr 22, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Rohan Attele wrote:

> Is there a way to randomly shuffle items on a list (randomly permute 
> the items and make new lists?)

While this could be done, it would probably be far better to send the 
data in already randomized.

That said, there is an implementation of BASIC on CTAN (BASIX I think 
it's called), and you could look up some of the discussion on sorting 
routines on comp.text.tex to see how one manipulates a list.


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