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Re(2): Random numbers generator

by yakko (Friar)
on Feb 07, 2001 at 21:21 UTC ( #56995=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Random numbers generator
in thread Random numbers generator

Have a look at srand and rand. That block translates pretty well into perl:
srand; my $n=int(rand(10)); # gets you a number 0..9

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Re: Re(2): Random numbers generator
by davorg (Chancellor) on Feb 07, 2001 at 21:23 UTC

    srand is only required if your script is running on a version of Perl earlier than 5.004.


    "Perl makes the fun jobs fun
    and the boring jobs bearable" - me

      Yes. There is an excellent explanation of Perl's random seed here. (for 5.004 and up)

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