# [PD] random float

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 20 20:28:46 CET 2012

```Use  [randomF] from the markex library.

-Jonathan

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> From: Scott R. Looney <scottrlooney at gmail.com>
>To: Renato <rennabh at gmail.com>
>Cc: Pd-list at iem.at
>Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 2:17 PM
>Subject: Re: [PD] random float
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>i'm new to PD as well but have worked in Max -  if by float you mean a decimal between 0.0 and 1.0 just use the [*] (multiply object
>) after [random] and multiply by a decimal number (like .01). set the random to pick between 0 and 100 and you should be all set for 100 data points. as long as you have a clue of the number of data points between A and B you can set the range with the multiplier. you can also use the [drunk] object in PD-extended (cyclone) for a custom range but the decimal multiplier is still needed to convert that to float.
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>any other faster methods, PD'ers? i'm nowhere near the worlds greatest programmer, but that's what first comes to mind.
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>scott
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>On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Renato <rennabh at gmail.com> wrote:
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>Hello, I'm very very new to pd, and couldn't find an answer to this
>>supposedly simple matter. I see that the "random" object generates
>>random integers between 0 and its argument.
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>>How do I generate a random float between floats a and b?
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>>cheers,
>>renato
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