Pseudo Random Sequences

Simon Wistow simon at
Mon Jul 23 11:29:55 BST 2007

On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 10:56:59AM +0100, Dirk Koopman said:
> Given a limited corpus of songs, the more constraints you place on 
> "randomness", the less randomness ensues. The constraint above is, by 
> definition, a pattern.
> If you want true randomness then you have to accept that you will, from 
> time to time, get songs playing next to each other that you didn't want.

Err, this was exactly my point. Randomness has random patterns in it. 

Hence wanting to create something that shuffles without *actually* being 
truly random.

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