Random Samples and Random Permutations

Initializing live version
Download to Desktop

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products.

This very simple Demonstration is intended for its usefulness to instructors and students in elementary statistics to replace the use of random number tables.


In survey sampling, a simple random sample of size from a population of size is a random subset such that each element is a distinct member of the population and every subset of size occurs with probability . Sometimes the term "sampling without replacement" is used.

This Demonstration can be used in applications such as survey sampling and randomization in comparative experimental designs, including factorial, randomized block, and matched pairs.


Contributed by: Ian McLeod (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




Feedback (field required)
Email (field required) Name
Occupation Organization
Note: Your message & contact information may be shared with the author of any specific Demonstration for which you give feedback.