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The number returned is unlikely to be a whole number (e.g. 1,  4, 76, etc.).
 
The number returned is unlikely to be a whole number (e.g. 1,  4, 76, etc.).
  
To return a whole number combine [[random]] and [[mod]].
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To return a whole number combine [[random]] and [[mod]]:
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<pre>_ran = random 10
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_ran = _ran - (_ran % 1)
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</pre>

Revision as of 12:40, 31 July 2006


random x


Operand types:

x: Number

Type of returned value:

Number

Description:

Random real value from 0 to x.


Example:

_rNumber = random 1


Comments

Be careful using random numbers in multiplayer, each client will come up with a different result.

See multiplayer tutorials for more general information about locality.


The number returned is unlikely to be a whole number (e.g. 1, 4, 76, etc.).

To return a whole number combine random and mod:

_ran = random 10
_ran = _ran - (_ran % 1)