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Re: Big ints and random ints

by Masem (Monsignor)
on Jan 31, 2002 at 14:54 UTC ( #142423=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Big ints and random ints

Generate the random number by sticking together N random digits to get. For example, if you want a random number between 1e30 and 9.99e39:

my $num = join '', map { int rand 10 } (0..(30 + int rand 10) );
Update actually, you don't even need the rand at the end; to go from 0 to 9.99e39:
my $num = join '', map { int rand 10 } (0..39);
as numbers of 38 digits or less will have zeroes prepended to them.

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