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Re^2: A bad shuffle

by bart (Canon)
on Mar 21, 2005 at 09:16 UTC ( #441153=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: A bad shuffle
in thread A bad shuffle

No, you're wrong. It looks like Fisher-Yates, but there's a slight difference, in that all his array items can move again on every loop. His "correct algorithm" is actually Fisher-Yates, where per loop, one item gets moved into its final position.

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Re^3: A bad shuffle
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 21, 2005 at 15:47 UTC
    Sorry Bart, I thouht you were replying to me...
      No, clearly his remarks were intended for me, not you.
Re^3: A bad shuffle
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 21, 2005 at 14:56 UTC

    That's what I said ;-)

    Please re-read the node you are replying to.

    I said the "original ... is not a Fisher-Yates..." and "The final is a correct Fisher-Yates..." - which is exactly what you are asserting now.

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