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Re^6: Make random numbers

by Ratazong (Monsignor)
on Dec 07, 2018 at 12:40 UTC ( #1226884=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Make random numbers
in thread Make random numbers

I wondered whether someone should point out to the OP that solutions given so far provide pseudorandom (not random) numbers

... except the solution provided by soonix of course, which produces a guaranteed random number ;-)

TGIF, Rata

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Re^7: Make random numbers
by syphilis (Bishop) on Dec 07, 2018 at 13:03 UTC
    except the solution provided by soonix of course, which produces a guaranteed random number ;-)

    Heh ... yeah, I missed that reply.

    Though I do think it rather naive that the "flip of a coin" or "the roll of a fair die" should be deemed as unconditionally producing a random result.
    These events produce random results only if the person flipping the coin or rolling the die is completely unskilled in influencing the outcome ... yet this caveat is seldom mentioned ;-)

    Cheers,
    Rob

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