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#### tomek

##### Apr 20, 2006, 06:35 pm

Hej,

I'm surging for a random function for Arduino;

I know I can get a pseudo-random number if I read one of the analog-Inputs I'm not using, but this just work if something happened there, like: touching the input, otherwise I get always a very similar number.

So at the end I need a random number between 1 and 720, maybe someone have a nice idea?

Thanks a lot.
tomek

#### Gabe462

#1
##### May 12, 2006, 05:58 am
I need this too...

Anything?

Gabe

#### Gabe462

#2
##### May 12, 2006, 06:49 am
Actually it's just

rand()

It appears to be 16 bit... (I never got a number > 32334, so I'm guessing)

Gabe

#### mrbbp

#3
##### May 14, 2006, 11:56 pm
hy

here : http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1145117943/

regards

eric

#### tomek

#4
##### May 15, 2006, 11:59 pm
yes, yes we know you can use a analog input, but i think this is not the "nice" way, isn't it that this radom number get influrenced by the analog input, futhermore by the surrounding of the input, room temperature etc.

it seems to produces alway the same numbers, after a file i get some numbers which looks like random, but i'm not so shure about this,....

would be nice to have a real random funktion,...

hej då,
tomek

#### mrbbp

#5
##### May 16, 2006, 03:43 amLast Edit: May 16, 2006, 03:56 am by mrbbp Reason: 1

what is a "real" random function without floating point variables ?

from the reference manual :
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Variables .... Warning: floating point variables and operations are not currently supported.

char
int
long

try something with millis() !

AnalogRead return a value betwen 0 and 1024...
for my point of view, random function is not the most important thing to implement in Arduino.

with my friend Google i've found a pseudo random for VB6... can it help ?
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`Const xA = 16598013 Const xC = 12820163 Const xM = 16777216 Const xI = 602453 Dim Seed As Long Private Sub Form_Load()     Seed = 327680 End Sub 'simule la Fonction Rnd() Private Function Random() As Single     Dim s As Long     Dim x As Currency     x = CCur(xA) * Seed + xC     Seed = x - Int(x / xM) * xM     Random = Seed / xM End Function`

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CCur :
Converts expression to a Currency. CCur accepts any numeric or string data that
can be expressed as a currency value. The function recognizes the decimal and
thousands separators based on locale information on the client computer.

....
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The Currency data type is actually an integer type internally. In use, it is scaled by a factor of 10,000 to give four digits to the right of the decimal point. It permits up to 15 digits to the left of the decimal point, resulting in a range of approximately -922,337,000,000,000 to +922,337,000,000,000. An individual type Currency variable takes up 8 bytes of memory, compared to 4 bytes for Single.

regards
eric

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