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tikz: Distribute evenly and randomly circles

I want to fill a part of a picture with more or less evenly and randomly distributed circles which should not overlap. It would be okay if circles are only partly inside the shape. The density should ...
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Generating random numbers without repetitions

How do I generate in LaTeX a list of random integers, in a given range, avoiding repetitions? The command \pgfmathrandomitem selects an item from a list, but when inserted in a loop can select twice ...
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The effect of the anonymous letter

I'm trying to create an effect as if the text is made up of letters cut from magazines and newspapers and even the same words had different style. It is necessary that each letter in the word had a ...
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How to create a random math problem in LaTeX?

I want to create a math problem-solution sheet. The coefficients a, b, c must be assigned on the fly at random so the generated pdf will show a numeric quadratic equation rather than a symbolic ...
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Selecting random elements from a comma separated list

I would like to have a command (either user-defined, or from a package, or whatever) that has the basic form: \selectNrandom{N}{list, of, comma, separated, elements}{code to execute} which will ...
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Accessing randomly selected problems via the probsoln package

I have two datasets, each containing problems dealing with a specific topic. These problems are stored in external files (again, one file per topic) and loaded into the datasets in a random order. I ...
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Defining variables in TikZ

I'm trying to define random variables - for example to draw some random points of the form (r,r) when r is a random number. I tried \def\myrandomnumber{rnd}, but that seems to give me a new random ...
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Generate random numbers with a specific font

My objective is to create a table or some form of environment as shown in the figure below. The numbers should be randomly generated every time you compile and have the font shown below. Is ...
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Generating a worksheet

My objective is to be able to generate worksheets in categories like: Laws of Indices Simultaneous Linear equations and Quadratic equations When I say generate is to generate for example 20 ...
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How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?

I have no idea to shuffle the following grids of a sliced image. How to do this in (La)TeX or PostScript level? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido} ...
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How to draw a rectangle filled with random size circular pattern?

I wish to generate a rectangle with circular features present within (to represent water particles), something like this: Which shows that the incoming radiation decreases with distance (as ...
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Toward a Stamper Package

Imagine that you want to simulate a hand stamp on every page in some large documents. It must be an imperfect print, with random page-to-page variations in ink intensity, fading, rotation and blur. ...
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Can LaTeX select a random line from another file?

Can LaTeX select a line from one file and include it in the main file? I use the exam class to make course exams. I like to include a brief quote related to the course in the footer of the last exam ...
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How do I put a die roll at the top of each page?

I was thinking about a trick I heard of in old RPG books and wondered how you would do it in LaTeX. So it used to be hard to find RPG dice in stores (That is, dice with 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 20 sides. ...
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Randomly assign background colour for each frame

How can a randomly picked background colour be chosen for each beamer frame? Note: This question is asked to round out the question Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is ...
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Drawing randomly ragged lines in technical drawings

I am having issues getting started on drawing a randomly ragged line, with finite variation, between two endpoints. The random function which uses variable rnd I think can be used, for instance, ...
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How to have a real random pattern?

How to have a new recalculated random pattern ? this one is the same translated everywhere. Edit I perfectly understand that the pattern is calculated once and drawn several times after. My ...
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MetaPost: Randomly variably thick curves

Overview Looking to emulate the following sinusoidal wave having random variations in both its filled and outline thickness: The wave has two parts: a variably thick filling and a variably thick ...
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TikZ: decoration - random steps: how to get twice exactly the same shape?

I'm creating a beamer presentation, in which I use TikZ. I am making a figure, on which I would like to highlight something (using \only<> command). My figure contains an ellipse that is ...
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How to include random images?

I'd like to make LaTeX pick one image file randomly from a series of eight images, and include it. I found that ''lcg'' package can generate random numbers: \usepackage{lcg} ...
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How to Generate Random Variables then Use in Calculations in pdflatex

I'm basically trying to create multiple versions of a worksheet, each with different values for the variables in each question. To do this I'm defining random variables, then each time I compile the ...
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MetaPost: Randomly generated number, distinct from previously generated number

Overview Looking to create random page background colours where the same background colour never appears more than once in succession (i.e., red, green, blue, green, blue, red, etc. -- never red, ...
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Automatically generated BINGO cards

I am trying to automatically generate a series of BINGO cards. So, I need a 5 x 5 table with square cells that allow text wrapping. I also want to randomly assign a word to each cell from a "bank" ...
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Have a new seed in pgfmath more often

I'm using pgfmath in my code since I need some randomness and I want the seed used for the randomness to be updated each time I compile. I read that pgfmath is updating the seed every minute, which is ...
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randomize the order of text lines in a .tex file

I need to create an environment (let's call it randomizer) that randomly changes the order of its lines, which may contain any text or latex commands (assume without verifying that they don't break ...
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Conditional using non-integer numbers

I am trying to generate fractals using affine transformations. I need to generate a random number in the interval (0,1), and depending on the value of this random number choose a function to ...
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Draw randomized tree in TikZ

I am trying to draw a randomized tree using TikZ, that is, I'm looking for a macro \randtree{NN}{x} that attaches a randomized tree of maximum depth x to a node named NN. The nodes need not be visible ...
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Random start of line

I would like to add a random white space at the begining of each line in a flushleft typeset paragraph. The idea is to simulate a hand-written manuscript. I thought I could do trick lineno package ...
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Randomize a section of code lines

This is similar to a previous question, but I didn't really understand the answer given. One possible use of what I'm asking is in the following code for a Matching style of question, where lines of ...
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Creating random problems by using rand option

I would like to generate random questions based on a random integer input. I have tried he code from a site online and tweaked it so that it generates more than one random problem but evidently it ...