----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Pine" <nemo / hellotree.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Biased weighted random?


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hal E. Fulton" <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com>
> 
> Well, I guess the problems are related. I see
> a shuffle as being a sequence of a specific (as
> opposed to an arbitrary) length. Unless I'm
> missing something.
> ----------------------------
> 
> As I understand it, `shuffle' refers to reordering a fixed number of
> objects; in other words, it's a permutation.

I see. In that case, I was not talking about
a shuffle.

Now, is there a good name for this function?
I was likely misusing the word "biased."

Hal