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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.<br>To return a whole number use either '''[[round]]''', '''[[ceil]]''' or '''[[floor]]''' together with '''random''':<br>  * The number returned is unlikely to be a whole number.<br>To return a whole number use either '''[[round]]''', '''[[ceil]]''' or '''[[floor]]''' together with '''random''':<br>  
−  x=round(random 5) will return 0,1,2,3,4 or 5.  +  x=round(random 5) will return 0,1,2,3,4 or 5. (nonuniform 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.  +  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)  +  x=ceil(random 5) will return 0,1,2,3,4 or 5. (0 is very unlikely, but possible, as ceil 0 is 0) 
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Revision as of 12:09, 28 December 2012
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Description
 Description:
 Random real (floating point) value from 0 (inclusive) to x (not inclusive).
Syntax
Examples
 Example 1:

_rNumber = random 1
Additional Information
 See also:
 Math Commands
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Notes
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 use either round, ceil or floor together with random:
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