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shuffle — Randomizes the order of elements in an array.


bool shuffle(array);
array array: Array to shuffle


TRUE on success' FALSE on failure


Randomizes the order of elements in an indexed array. Use srand() to seed the randomizer before calling this function. If you pass an associative array to this function, it randomizes the values but destroys the keys.

After shuffling, array is numerically indexed starting from 0.


PHP 3 since 3.0.8, PHP 4 since 4.0b4

See also

See also array_rand() , rand() , srand()


Example 58. Randomize the elements of an array

$numbers = array(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10);
echo "Before: ", implode(", ", $numbers), "\n";
echo "After: ", implode(", ", $numbers), "\n";

Before: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
After: 9, 4, 6, 3, 1, 5, 7, 8, 2, 10

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