# Difference between revisions of "random"

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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 '''[[ | + | * 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 20:59, 4 February 2007

### 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.