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* 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.  
 
* 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. To return a whole number combine '''random''' and '''[[round]]''' (e.g. x=round(random 5) will return either 0,1,2,3,4 or 5.)
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* The number returned is unlikely to be a whole number. To return a whole number combine '''random''' and '''[[floor]]''' e.g. x=floor(random 5) will return either 0,1,2,3 or 4 with equal likelihood.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:59, 4 February 2007

Introduced with Operation Flashpoint version 1.001.00
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Description

Description:
Random real value from 0 (inclusive) to x (not inclusive).

Syntax

Syntax:
random x
Parameters:
x: Number
Return Value:
Number

Examples

Example 1:
_rNumber = random 1

Additional Information

See also:
See also needed

Notes

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Notes

  • 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. To return a whole number combine random and floor e.g. x=floor(random 5) will return either 0,1,2,3 or 4 with equal likelihood.

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