#### random sequence of numbers

```How do I generate a random sequence of numbers?  e.g.
simulating pulling the numbers 1 through 25 out of a hat.
```
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9/30/2003 2:52:40 PM
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```One way:

Put the numbers 1 through 25 in A1:A25. Put this in B1 and copy down
to B25:

=RAND()

Select any cell in the A1:B25 and choose Data/Sort. Sort on column B
(ascending or descending, doesn't matter) with no headers. If you
need to save the sequence copy A1:A25 to a different location.

Since RAND() will recalculate after the sort, you can get another
random sequence by choosing Data/Sort again.

In article <1eb301c38762\$7f1fef90\$a301280a@phx.gbl>,
"Joe" <j.m.dempsey@verizon.net> wrote:

> How do I generate a random sequence of numbers?  e.g.
> simulating pulling the numbers 1 through 25 out of a hat.
```
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
9/30/2003 3:21:34 PM
```Hi Joe,

Try:

=randbetween(1,25)

HTH,
Raj

AnalysisWorks Inc
Evidence-Based Analytic Consulting
www.analysisworks.net

"Joe" <j.m.dempsey@verizon.net> wrote in message news:<1eb301c38762\$7f1fef90\$a301280a@phx.gbl>...
> How do I generate a random sequence of numbers?  e.g.
> simulating pulling the numbers 1 through 25 out of a hat.
```
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rsingh (6)
9/30/2003 8:21:07 PM
```Caveat:

Since RandBetween() will produce duplicates within a data set, it
doesn't meet the OP's criterion of "simulating pulling the numbers 1
through 25 out of a hat"

rsingh@analysisworks.net (Raj Singh) wrote:

> Try:
>
> =randbetween(1,25)
```
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
9/30/2003 8:32:31 PM
```put the numbers 1 to 25 in column A.

next to them put the formula

=rand()

then sort both columns using the column with the formula as a key.

This will give you a rand pick of the 25 numbers.

--
Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

"Joe" <j.m.dempsey@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:1eb301c38762\$7f1fef90\$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> How do I generate a random sequence of numbers?  e.g.
> simulating pulling the numbers 1 through 25 out of a hat.

```
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twogilvy (1078)
10/1/2003 7:50:08 PM

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