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I've tried using a cholesky matrix, but most of time it resulted in one of the numbers being 1, and higher that all the others.

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I've managed to write a random number generator that produces multiple sets with no repeating numbers per a set.

Now, to step it up a notch, I'm trying to create an even distribution of the numbers generated which is where I could use a hand. Here's my current code:

Option Base 1
Sub RandomNumberStrings()
Dim rndno As String, strg As String, msg1 As String
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Equaling 500 numbers generated as intended, but my target is to get every number with an equal frequency.

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The format that I want is that:

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