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|[[Image:bellcurve.jpg|right|200px]] Random real (floating point) value from 0 (inclusive) to x (not inclusive).<br><br>
 
|[[Image:bellcurve.jpg|right|200px]] Random real (floating point) value from 0 (inclusive) to x (not inclusive).<br><br>
Since Arma 3 v1.55.133393 alternative syntax is added, allowing to define [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_distribution Gaussian Distribution] params. Uses the same method as [[setTriggerTimeout]] command. Quite useful for spawning loot for example, making more valueable items more rare. |= Description
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Since Arma 3 v1.55.133393 alternative syntax is added, allowing to define [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_distribution Gaussian Distribution] params. Uses the same method as [[setTriggerTimeout]] command. Quite useful for spawning loot for example, making more valuable items more rare. |= Description
 
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Revision as of 00:52, 17 November 2015

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Notes

Posted on July 12, 2015 - 20:32 (UTC)
Hcpookie
Random selections including negative numbers can be obtained via: _Xrnd = round(random 200) -100; This will yield numbers between -100 and 100.
  • 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 use either round, ceil or floor together with random:
x=round(random 5) will return 0,1,2,3,4 or 5. (non-uniform distribution, 0 and 5 are half as likely to be selected than any of the other numbers)
x=floor(random 5) will return 0,1,2,3 or 4. (uniform distribution, all numbers have the same probability of being selected)
x=ceil(random 5) will return 0,1,2,3,4 or 5. (0 is very unlikely, but possible, as ceil 0 is 0)