Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/06/02/13:19:49

From: "A. Sinan Unur" <asu1 AT cornell DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: Random numbers
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 1997 11:39:08 -0400
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cjwhite wrote:
> I have been playing around with random numbers for a few days using
> random() % (whatever) but the numbers to not appear to be random. It
> seems to only randomize when i recompile. I can manually enter a new
> seed, but i am using this for a game so i need to have the computer
> generate truly random numbers by itself.
all computer generated random numbers are pseudo-random. you can avoid
the predictability of the sequence by using something like the clock
ticks as the seed.

  -- Sinan

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