Jumble character order in a string


J

jotto

I'm trying to figure out a way to randomize the letters in a word,
essentially jumbling the spelling.

jumbling the word jumble would give: lbujme or bujlme etc...

right now i'm considering:

rand(string.length) to get a random index of a letter in the string,
then making a new string one character at a time. but this obviously
doesn't take into account using the letters only once.

any ideas?
 
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B

Bill Kelly

From: "jotto said:
I'm trying to figure out a way to randomize the letters in a word,
essentially jumbling the spelling.

jumbling the word jumble would give: lbujme or bujlme etc...

right now i'm considering:

rand(string.length) to get a random index of a letter in the string,
then making a new string one character at a time. but this obviously
doesn't take into account using the letters only once.

any ideas?

Hi, here's one way:

irb(main):034:0> "abcdefg".split(//).sort_by{rand}.join
=> "gafbedc"


Regards,

Bill
 

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