Provided by: num-utils_0.5-12_all

#### NAME

numrandom - Print out a random number.

#### SYNOPSIS

numrandom [-dhV] /[expression]/

#### DESCRIPTION

numrandom will print out a random number determined by the expression that you give.  The
syntax and program is nearly identical to the numrange program, except that numrandom
picks a number at random from the range expression.  If no expression is specified,
numrandom will print out a random integer between 1 and 100.  Ranges are inclusive.

#### OPTIONS

-h  Help: You're looking at it.
-V  Increase verbosity.
-d  Debug mode.  For developers

#### EXAMPLES

Random number from 1 to 10.
\$ numrandom /1..10/
7

From 1 to 10 or from 15 to 20.
\$ numrandom /1..10,15..20/
16

An even number from 0 to 10
\$ numrandom /0..10i2/
4

An odd number. Notice the starting number in the range.
\$ numrandom /1..10i2/
9

A factor of 3 between 99 and 120.
\$ numrandom /99..120i3/
111

A decimal number.
\$ numrandom /1.1..2.5i0.1/
1.8

A negative random number.
\$ numrandom /0.0..-2.0i0.3/
-0.8

#### BUGS

numrandom is slow when dealing with large ranges to randomly find a number from.  This is
because it creates a list of all potential numbers before picking one.  So it can be
memory intensive for large ranges.

#### SEEALSO

numaverage(1), numbound(1), numinterval(1), numnormalize(1), numgrep(1), numprocess(1),
numsum(1), numrange(1), numround(1)