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 Random Random[ ] gives a uniformly distributed pseudorandom Real in the range 0 to 1. Random[type, range] gives a pseudorandom number of the specified type, lying in the specified range. Possible types are: Integer, Real and Complex. The default range is 0 to 1. You can give the range min, max explicitly; a range specification of max is equivalent to 0, max. Random[Integer] gives 0 or 1 with probability . Random[Complex] gives a pseudorandom complex number in the rectangle with corners and . Random[Complex, zmin, zmax] uses the rectangle defined by zmin and zmax. Random[Real, range, n] generates a pseudorandom real number with n-digit precision. Both leading and trailing digits may be chosen as 0. Random gives a different sequence of pseudorandom numbers whenever you run Mathematica. You can start Random with a particular seed using SeedRandom. See Section 1.1.3 and Section 3.2.3. Implementation Notes: see Section A.9.4. See also: \$RandomState, FindInstance. Related packages: Statistics`ContinuousDistributions`, Statistics`DiscreteDistributions`. New in Version 1.