Joshua Marshall jmarshal at mathworks.com
Mon May 14 22:40:38 CEST 2001

Tim Hochberg <tim.hochberg at ieee.org> wrote:

> I think the original poster wanted no numbers repeated. If that's the case,
> the following modification of Stephen's code should do the trick:

> nums = []
> while len(nums) < 5:
>    r = whrandom.randint(1,1000)
>    if r not in nums:
>       nums.append(r)

> I'm not a statistician, but I believe that this doesn't screw up the
> distributions....

> -tim

Another approach--more wasteful (almost certainly), but with some merit:

nums = range(1,1001)
from random import shuffle
print nums[:5]

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