Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/12/09/02:46:39

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Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 18:30:24 +1100
From: Peter Russell <petrer AT melbpc DOT org DOT au>
Organization: Melbourne PC User Group
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To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: Random numbers?
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Reply-To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com

These questions regarding random numbers are interesting so here is another
question. I feel sure there is a simple method. How to produce random number
generation on a series such as 4 - 24 but produce the random numbers as
multiples of 4. ie 8, 20, 4, 16 etc.

Regards Pete

Stefan Viljoen wrote:

> Mark Simmons <zack97 AT localnet DOT com> wrote in message
> news:384F1689 DOT B435CCDF AT localnet DOT com...
> > How do I get a number that will be psuedo random?  time(null) % max
> > doesn't work because the numbers need to be read in quick succession and
> > it simply produces a 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9...0,1,2.... etc. pattern.. So,
> > how do I get a number that seems sort of random with a variable max?
> How about using a faster running timer to seed the generator...?
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