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# Generating Random Numbers

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PaulB    122
Is there a way to generate random numbers in c++?

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gmcbay    130
The real answer is...no. Computers can''t generate random numbers without some external input (and even then, whether the numbers are random depends upon your philosophical view of the world).

But the practical answer is, yes, there''s an easy way to generate random numbers.

  int randomnum;srand(time(NULL));//You can get a random number like this:randomnum = rand();//Or, you could get a number within a certain range like this:randomnum = rand() % MAX_RANGE;