RandomChoice

RandomChoice[{e1, e2, ...}]
gives a pseudorandom choice of one of the .

RandomChoice[list, n]
gives a list of n pseudorandom choices.

RandomChoice[list, {n1, n2, ...}]
gives an ××... array of pseudorandom choices.

RandomChoice[{w1, w2, ...}->{e1, e2, ...}]
gives a pseudorandom choice weighted by the .

RandomChoice[wlist->elist, n]
gives a list of n weighted choices.

RandomChoice[wlist->elist, {n1, n2, ...}]
gives an ××... array of weighted choices.

DetailsDetails

  • RandomChoice[{e1, e2, ...}] chooses with equal probability between all of the .
  • RandomChoice gives a different sequence of pseudorandom choices whenever you run Mathematica. You can start with a particular seed using SeedRandom.
  • A Method option to SeedRandom can be given to specify the pseudorandom generator used.

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Choose among , , and at random:

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A list of 20 random choices:

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A 4×3 array of random choices:

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Choices weighted with probabilities:

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Weights are automatically normalized:

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