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Generating Random Numbers

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Midnight Coder    122
Yes, you can generate 'pseudo-random' numbers using the rand() function. But, if you just use rand() you'll always get the same numbers each time the program runs. So, at the start of the program or somewhere, you should call srand(). You should probably do something like this:

    
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;



Edited by - Midnight Coder on August 4, 2001 1:20:35 PM

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