Rand()

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FUNCTION: 20px-Function.png rand(num)

FUNCTION: rand(lower, upper)

In the first form, rand() returns an integer between 0 and num-1, inclusively. In the second form, rand() returns an integer between lower and upper, inclusively. Each integer within the range is equally likely to be returned by rand() -- a flat distribution.

Related Topics: die(), lrand(), pickrand(), shuffle().

Examples

> say rand(10)
You say "6"
> say rand(10)
You say "1"
> say rand(-1,2)
You say "0"


(--Soylent 01:46, 3 December 2005 (EST))