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Let's step through this:

foreach (1..100) { say rand(\$_); }
When \$_ is equal to ...
• ... 1, rand(\$_) cannot be larger than 1.
• ... 2, rand(\$_) cannot be larger than 2.
• ... 3, rand(\$_) cannot be larger than 3.
• ... 4, rand(\$_) cannot be larger than 4.
• ... 5, rand(\$_) cannot be larger than 5.
• ... 6, rand(\$_) cannot be larger than 6.

Look at one of my earlier posts on this thread. The documentation for rand states that 0 <= rand(\$x) < \$x if \$x > 0. To accomplish what you are trying to do would require that you do this:

say 1 + rand(99 - 1) for (1..100)
In my previous node, MAX = 99 and MIN = 1. The 1..100 is the number of iterations you wish to use. If you use rand(\$_), your results will be biased toward the lower end of the counter range.

--MidLifeXis

In reply to Re^3: Random generator fail by MidLifeXis
in thread Random generator fail by Anonymous Monk

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