rand - generate pseudo-random number

SYNOPSIS

<rand $min $max>


DESCRIPTION
The rand function returns a pseudo-random integer n between $min and $max. The pseudo-random number generator used is the system rand() or random() C function, and is seeded by srand (here). If srand has not been explicitly called before the first use of rand, srand with an empty argument is called first.


DIAGNOSTICS
rand returns a pseudo-random integer n, $min <= n < $max.


EXAMPLE

<rand 0 100>
Your test score is $ret%.

The output might be:

Your test score is 42%.


CAVEATS
The rand function was added Nov. 7 1996.

Although seeded, the randomness of numbers generated by rand may vary by platform.


SEE ALSO
randpick, srand


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