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selectionmode attribute

The selectionmode attribute determines the method by which individual items are selected for presentation on a given trial. The default is random selection of items without replacement with uniform probability.

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/ selectionmode = selectionmode


/ selectionmode = expression


selectionmode One of the following values:
Value Description
random Randomly selects items.
sequence Selects items in sequential order.
expression An valid expression that evaluates to an integer.


The default value is random.


The following first selects Washington, then Adams, and then Jefferson:

<list presidents>
/ items = ("George Washington", "John Adams", "Thomas Jefferson")
/ selectionmode = sequence

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