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# frandom(-F)

Generates a random floating-point number F in the range <0, 1>.
*F*
- Floating-point number or variable.

## Description

frandom/1 unifies F with a random floating-point number between 0 and 1.
The code is taken from random2.c by John Burton, available from the net.
Part of original comment:

*
* PMMMLCG - Prime Modulus M Multiplicative Linear Congruential Generator *
* Modified version of the Random number generator proposed by *
* Park & Miller in "Random Number Generators: Good Ones Are Hard to Find" *
* CACM October 1988, Vol 31, No. 10 *
* - Modifications proposed by Park to provide better statistical *
* properties (i.e. more "random" - less correlation between sets of *
* generated numbers *
* - generator is of the form *
* x = ( x * A) % M *
* - Choice of A & M can radically modify the properties of the generator *
* the current values were chosen after followup work to the original *
* paper mentioned above. *
* - The generator has a period of 0x3fffffff with numbers generated in *
* the range of 0 < x < M *
* - The generator can run on any machine with a 32-bit integer, without *
* overflow. *

### Modes and Determinism

### Exceptions

*(5) type error *
- F is instantiated, but not to a floating-point number.

## Examples

Success:
[eclipse]: frandom(F1), frandom(F2).
F1 = 0.900086582
F2 = 0.0795856342
yes.
[eclipse]: seed(1), frandom(F).
F = 2.2477936e-05
yes.
[eclipse]: seed(1), frandom(F).
F = 2.2477936e-05
yes.
Fail:
frandom(123.45).
Error:
frandom(1234). (Error 5).

## See Also

seed / 1, random / 1