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Random values of Extended type

**fiscraliger**:

Hi all,

I am searching for a code generating uniformly random floating point values of type Extended in two ranges: 0,1 and -1,1 in full Extended precision.

I already have good PRNG producing uniform 64-bit signed integers, what is missing is the formula to somehow transform these integers into random Extended in mentioned ranges. Any suggestions?

**KodeZwerg**:

I am unsure about your requirement but this works always for me, no matter about type, call Randomize before working with this simple method.

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**wp**:

--- Quote from: KodeZwerg on April 06, 2024, 08:59:41 pm ---Tested with input from -1 up to 1 ...

--- End quote ---

You probably mean "Tested with input between 0 and 1": when input is 0, the output is AMin + 0*(AMax - AMin) = AMin, and when input is 1, the output is AMin + 1*(AMax-AMin) = AMin + AMax - AMin = AMax.

**KodeZwerg**:

I mean when AMin is -1.1 and AMax is 1.1 (or any other two values) than you get something in that range, it could be -1.099999 or 1.099999 etc... or we not understand each other lol

**wp**:

Words... For me, "input" was the random number which was transformed, for you it is AMin and AMax. Alright.

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