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How to shuffle a NSMutableArray [Objective-C]
/* myArray is a NSMutableArray with some objects */
NSUInteger count = [myArray count];
for (NSUInteger i = 0; i < count; ++i) {
int nElements = count - i;
int n = (arc4random() % nElements) + i;
[myArray exchangeObjectAtIndex:i withObjectAtIndex:n];

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josephchang10 commented Apr 18, 2017

The Objective-C NSArray object doesn’t have a specific function to shuffle the elements of the array.

With this simple code we can shuffle one NSMutableArray randomly. We will use the exchangeObjectAtIndex method for exchange items within the array and arc4random to get a random number we use to exchange items.

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