[PD] vanilla solution for random float

Fred Jan Kraan fjkraan at xs4all.nl
Tue May 31 18:04:49 CEST 2016

Hi Raphaël,

> Hello list,
> I want to do a simple task : pick a random float in a defined range
> (let's say between 0.0 and 1.0).
> I know there are this kind of objects in external libraries (something
> like [randomF] if remember), but since the collapse of Pd-Extended, I
> generally prefer to make vanilla abstractions.

This is the best solution from educational point of view, and the most 
fun :-)

> so I wondered if there are other vanilla and efficient solutions?
> ...or if I just have to get the external from deken... ?
> :)

The deken external library maxlib contains a collection of random number 
generators (see maxlib-help.pd for an overview). The usual range is 0-1, 
so you can multiply as you wish.

> thanks,
> Raphaël
Greetings & success,

Fred Jan

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