Generating Random Numbers
Random numbers can be quickly and easily generated by using the
graphing calculator.
Let's start our investigation by looking at generating random
integers.
(The TI84+ is being used on this page.)
Generating Random
Integers on the Home Screen:
(good for games) 




Generating Random Integers in Lists:
(good for statistical studies) 




Such lists can be used to simulate the toss of one (or more) fair coin(s). The number of entries represents the number of tosses. An even random number represents heads, while an odd number represents tails. If tossing one coin, use
sum command to count the number of heads, 
Using
the rand command: (not integers) 




This last entry shows how to generate a list of 10 random numbers between 0 and 15 and store them in List 1. 
ReSeeding the Random Number Generator: 





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