andrelange91 - 6 months ago 47
C# Question

# Generate array with pairs of numbers

i have this code:

``````Random num = new Random();
int check = CheckIfOdd(num.Next(1, 1000000));
int counter = 1;

while (check <= 0)
{
if (check % 2 == 0)
{
check = CheckIfOdd(num.Next(1, 1000000)); ;
}
counter++;
}
int[] nArray = new int[check];
int arLength = 0;
//generate arrays with pairs of numbers, and one number which does not pair.
for (int i = 0; i < check; i++)
{
arLength = nArray.Length;

if (arLength == i + 1)
{
nArray[i] = i + 1;
}
else
{
nArray[i] = i;
nArray[i + 1] = i;
}
i++;
}
``````

which does kinda work, but not as well as i would like.

It should generate an array with between 1 - 1 million elements, and the numbers within can be between 1 - 1 billion.

it has to make two pairs of each number, in random locations in the array ( which it doesn't now ) and then it should contain 1 number which has no pair...

I am just looking for a better way of doing it, since it isn't in random locations, and it doesn't generate numbers correctly between 1- 1 billion.

Edit
I have been suggested this: (by oerkelens)

``````var total = new Random().Next(500000) * 2 + 1;
var nArray = new int[total];
for (var i = 1; i < total; i += 2)
{
nArray[i] = i;
nArray[i - 1] = i;
}
nArray[total - 1] = total;
``````

Which is better, and not as much code, but it doesn't place the values in random order.

Edit 2
This almost does what i need, but it does not generate the right amount.
as stated, it should generate up to x elements, with numbers between 1-y

``````Random r = new Random();
int[] output = Enumerable.Range(0, 11).Select(x => x / 2).OrderBy(x => r.Next()).ToArray();
``````

by Enigmativity

Try this code:

``````int[] output = Enumerable.Range(0, 11).Select(x => x / 2).ToArray();
``````

It produces an array with these values:

``````{ 0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5 }
``````

You should be able to extend this to as many elements you need.

If you want the output in a random order then try this:

``````Random r = new Random();
int[] output = Enumerable.Range(0, 11).Select(x => x / 2).OrderBy(x => r.Next()).ToArray();
``````

In one run, as an example, I got this:

``````{ 0, 4, 1, 2, 2, 4, 5, 3, 3, 1, 0 }
``````

To produce a large number of random pairs with one single element you can do this:

``````Random r = new Random();
int pairs = 5; //elements = 2 * pairs + 1;
int max = 100;
int[] output =
Enumerable
.Range(0, pairs)
.Select(x => r.Next(1, max + 1))
.SelectMany(x => new [] { x, x })
.StartWith(r.Next(1, max + 1))
.OrderBy(x => r.Next())
.ToArray();
``````

However, this doesn't guarantee that you don't end up with collisions of 3, 4, or more, number clashes.

This doesn't require "System.Interactive":

``````int[] output =
new [] { r.Next(1, max + 1) }
.Concat(
Enumerable
.Range(0, pairs)
.Select(x => r.Next(1, max + 1))
.SelectMany(x => new [] { x, x }))
.OrderBy(x => r.Next())
.ToArray();
``````
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