multiple, non-duplicating random image loads

I'm looking to set up a 5 x 5  matrix of images which I would like scrambled every time the page is loaded. I know how to create a random number in JavaScript and use that number to load a numbered gif, such as 1.gif 2.gif, etc. But how would I generate a random loading scheme which will exclude any of the random numbers I've already used?  In other words,  I have 25 images and I want them to load in random order, with equal chance to be in any position in the matrix and not always next to the same other images. Does anyone know how to do that with JavaScript?
bheermanAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

percynCommented:
I guess what you really want to do is randomize the order of an exclusive list of images. Thus you have to maintain a temp array of "already selected numbers" and check against this array for every selection.

You will end up with a double nested for loop with a if statement in it.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
bheermanAuthor Commented:
I'm not good enough to complete the script without more help.

What I would really like is a pre-written script that generates a set of non-recurring integers, in my case from 1 to 25, in a scrambled order upon each trigger. I've given up at the point outlined below. (The image tags are for outline purposes, I'm really only stuck on the JavaScript.)

<!-- This document was created with HomeSite 2.5 -->
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">

<HTML>
<HEAD>
      <TITLE>Bingo Test</TITLE>
</HEAD>



<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!--
var used = new Array()

if (used =

for(var i=1; i<=25;)


      image01 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")
      
      image02 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image03 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")      

      image04 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image05 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image06 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image07 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image08 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image09 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image10 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image11 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image12 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image13 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image14= ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image15 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image16 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image17 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image18 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image19 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image20 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image21= ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image22 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image23= ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image24 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")

      image25 = ('"+Math.ceil(Math.random()*25) + ".gif")
      




//-->
</SCRIPT>

<BODY>

<TABLE Border="1">

<TR>
<TD>image 1</TD>
<TD>image 2</TD>
<TD>image 3</TD>
<TD>image 4</TD>
<TD>image 5</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD>image 6</TD>
<TD>image 7</TD>
<TD>image 8</TD>
<TD>image 9</TD>
<TD>image 10</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD>image 11</TD>
<TD>image 12</TD>
<TD>image 13</TD>
<TD>image 14</TD>
<TD>image 15</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD>image 16</TD>
<TD>image 17</TD>
<TD>image 18</TD>
<TD>image 19</TD>
<TD>image 20</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD>image 21</TD>
<TD>image 22</TD>
<TD>image 23</TD>
<TD>image 24</TD>
<TD>image 25</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>



</BODY>
</HTML>

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
JavaScript

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.