# 99 questions/Solutions/25

From HaskellWiki

Generate a random permutation of the elements of a list.

```
rnd_permu xs = diff_select' (length xs) xs
```

Uses the solution for the previous problem. Choosing N distinct elements from a list of length N will yield a permutation.

Or we can generate the permutation recursively:

```
import System.Random (randomRIO)
rnd_permu :: [a] -> IO [a]
rnd_permu [] = return []
rnd_permu (x:xs) = do
rand <- randomRIO (0, (length xs))
rest <- rnd_permu xs
return $ let (ys,zs) = splitAt rand rest
in ys++(x:zs)
rnd_permu' [] = return []
rnd_permu' xs = do
rand <- randomRIO (0, (length xs)-1)
rest <- let (ys,(_:zs)) = splitAt rand xs
in rnd_permu' $ ys ++ zs
return $ (xs!!rand):rest
```