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Topic: Re: Matching random numbers
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 Dave Seaman Posts: 2,446 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Matching random numbers
Posted: Aug 16, 1996 2:58 AM

In article <4uphfg\$6b5@dragonfly.wolfram.com>,
A. Ortiz-Tapia <ao202@cus.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>Dear mathgroupers,
>
>I have written the following program:

[ Program deleted ]

>The purpose of this program is to produce two inpendent random numbers;
>match this two numbers by "converting" them to integers, then if they
>are equal print either of them (I choosed x), *and* increment the value
>of a variable, such that at the end I can have 5000 "matched" random
>numbers. The program, so far, gives out *only one number*.

If I understand you correctly, an easy way would be to evaluate

Table[match[],{k,5000}]

where match[] is a function defined to return a single "matched"
value. For example:

match[] :=
Module[{x=Random[],y=Random[]},
While[Round[100x] != Round[100y],
x = Random[];
y = Random[]
];
x
]

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