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    Question Random() and Shuddle edits inconsistent when looped?

    I have a few edits to java's shuffle and random() algorithms to see how changing the System.nanotime modifier to a constant would affect them... when you leave system.nanotime to a constant value, the output of util.collections.shuffle is the same, however when you put it into a loop (like below) the consistency disappears,

    Am I failing to reset something in the loop? (am VERY new to java, please help!)



    int count = 0;
    while (seedL <= 30)
    {
    seedL = seedL + 1;


    Deck = original;
    NewRandom.x = seedL;

    List<String> llist = Arrays.asList(Deck);


    NoCollections.shuffle(llist);


    }

    a note, NewRandom and Nocollections are my edits, seedL is linked to where system.nanotime was (x) and the deck is preprogrammed with 52 strings (each representing a "card" i.e. "9d")

    Please help!
    Last edited by ericader; 05-23-2011 at 12:14 PM.


 

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