[texhax] random order

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Fri Oct 13 07:15:40 CEST 2006

On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Tom Sgouros wrote:

> Hello all:
> Can someone help me think of a way to get 11 items in a random order?  I
> have 11 entries in a list that appears 25 times in a document, and I
> want them to appear in a randomly chosen order each time they appear.
> Call them eleven macros: \One, \Two and so on.
> I see the random.tex file, but I can't quite see how to make this into
> an ordering using macros.  Any suggestions?

I do not know which format you are using (Plain, LaTeX or ConTeXt). In 
ConTeXt, choosing a random order for items is easy.

   \startitem first item  \stopitem
   \startitem second item \stopitem
   \startitem third item  \stopitem
   \startitem fourth item \stopitem

You can look at the output on http://live.contextgarden.net


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