How do make a function that creates a sequence of nrandomnumbers?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Feb 19 20:12:17 CET 2004


Robin Munn wrote:
> 
> Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:
> > Tony Meyer wrote:
> >>
> >> > > Thanks, everyone. Also, I'd really like to know how to remove the
> >> > > lowest number from the sequence.
> >> > Now this really sounds like homework.
> >>
> >> OT, but if you were a teacher assigning homework like this, wouldn't you
> >> read c.l.p to see which of your students asked the homework questions?  (Or
> >> at the least, google through the list when the homework is handed in?)
> >
> > Given that most people, and almost always those posting questions about
> > homework or how-to-write-spamsoft, either use fake email addresses, or
> > hide behind cute "handles" and generic web-mail accounts, there's little chance
> > that a professor will actually be able to match the request with an
> > actual student, I would think.
> 
> Oh, I can think of one way: make another fake E-mail address (or a rea
> but pseudonymous Hotmail account) and answer the student's request on
> Usenet, giving a full and complete solution that happens to be
> deliberately wrong. Then see if the student even bothers to test the
> answer they copy and paste.

Oh, nasty. :-)  Unfortunately slipping that past some of the people in
this newsgroup would be very difficult.  Maybe a direct email would be
better...  and maybe it's already been happening and we just don't know it.


-Peter



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