An example: I have a set i /1*750/;

and I want to choose 10 of them but without repetition, so

[10 ,14,2,8,25,100,68,95,225,603,741]

is a correct subset and

[42,58,69,153,284,652,453,362,269,153]

is incorrect.

how can Select 10 random element of a given set , without repetition, by GAMS?

Here are two solutions: The first uses the new embedded code facility (https://www.gams.com/latest/docs/UG_EmbeddedCode.html) to execute Python code. In Python, the random selection is a one liner. The second solution is pure GAMS using the somewhat obscure “option shuffle” functionality (https://www.gams.com/latest/docs/UG_OptionStatement.html?search=shuffle):

```
set i /1*750/, ii(i); scalar k;
for (k=1 to 5,
embeddedCode Python:
import random
gams.set('ii',random.sample(list(gams.get('i')), 10))
endEmbeddedCode ii
display 'Python:',ii;
)
Parameter A(i);
for (k=1 to 5,
option shuffle=A, clear=ii;
ii(i) = A(i)<=10;
display 'GAMS:', ii;
)
```

-Michael

, thank you very much Michael .

Best wishes

i use your solution but i have error!!

why i get this error ? unknown option

What version of GAMS do you use? shuffle was introduced in 24.6 (https://www.gams.com/latest/docs/RN_246.htm#g2461_GAMS) embedded code even later.

-Michael

I have GAMS 24.1.2

Is there any way that I use this option?