Random

As of Version 6.0, Random has been superseded by the functions RandomReal and RandomInteger.

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}.

Details

  • Random[Integer] gives 0 or 1 with probability .
  • Random[Complex] gives a pseudorandom complex number in the rectangle with corners 0 and 1+i.
  • Random[Complex,{zmin,zmax}] uses the rectangle defined by zmin and zmax.
  • Random[Real,range,n] generates a pseudorandom real number with ndigit 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.
Wolfram Research (1988), Random, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Random.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (1988), Random, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Random.html.

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_random, author="Wolfram Research", title="{Random}", year="1988", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Random.html}", note=[Accessed: 10-May-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2020_random, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={Random}, year={1988}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Random.html}, note=[Accessed: 10-May-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1988. "Random." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Random.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1988). Random. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Random.html