# Example Code: Random Area Distribution

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2. random position in a circle
3. Gaussian normal distribution

Originally from Commy2's forum post, also fully translated on Dedmen's sqf.ovh post.

## Arma 3

• _object getPos [_distance, _direction] has been introduced in
• Gaussian random [_min, _mid, _max] has been introduced in

private _center = getPosATL player; // disc center definition private _radius = 50; // radius definition // random radius private _angle = random 360; // angle definition (0..360) private _distance = random _radius; // distance from the center definition (0..radius) private _position = _center getPos [_distance, _angle]; // random position private _angle = random 360; // angle definition (0..360) private _randomSquareRoot = sqrt random 1; // random square-root to obtain a non-linear 0..1 value private _distance = _radius * _randomSquareRoot; // distance from the center definition (0..radius) private _position = _center getPos [_distance, _angle]; // Gaussian normal distribution private _angleHalf = random 180; private _randomGauss = random [-1, 0, 1]; private _distance = _radius * _randomGauss; private _position = _center getPos [_distance, _angleHalf];

## Arma 2

private ["_center", "_radius", "_angle", "_distance", "_offset", "_position"]; // private definitions _center = getPosATL player; // disc center definition private _radius = 50; // radius definition // random radius _angle = random 360; _distance = random _radius; _offset = [sin _angle * _distance, cos _angle * _distance, 0]; _position = [_center, _offset] call BIS_fnc_vectorAdd; // random position _angle = random 360; _distance = _radius * sqrt random 1; _offset = [sin _angle * _distance, cos _angle * _distance, 0]; _position = [_center, _offset] call BIS_fnc_vectorAdd;

## Armed Assault / Operation Flashpoint: Resistance

private ["_center", "_radius", "_angle", "_distance", "_offset", "_position"]; // private definitions _center = getPos player; // disc center definition - getPosASL can be used in Armed Assault private _radius = 50; // radius definition // random radius _angle = random 360; _distance = random _radius; _offset = [sin _angle * _distance, cos _angle * _distance]; _position = [(_center select 0) + (_offset select 0), (_center select 1) + (_offset select 1)]; // random position _angle = random 360; _distance = _radius * sqrt random 1; _offset = [sin _angle * _distance, cos _angle * _distance, 0]; _position = [(_center select 0) + (_offset select 0), (_center select 1) + (_offset select 1)];

## Operation Flashpoint

This is an SQS Syntax example.

; private definitions private ["_center", "_radius", "_angle", "_distance", "_offset", "_position"] _center = getPos player; "disc center definition" _radius = 50; "radius definition" ; random radius _angle = random 360 _distance = random _radius _offset = [sin _angle * _distance, cos _angle * _distance] _position = [(_center select 0) + (_offset select 0), (_center select 1) + (_offset select 1)] ; random position _angle = random 360 _distance = _radius * sqrt random 1 _offset = [sin _angle * _distance, cos _angle * _distance, 0] _position = [(_center select 0) + (_offset select 0), (_center select 1) + (_offset select 1)]