# Pick random decimal not working?

I'm probably just not doing it right, though...

IIRC It doesn't do non-integers

A while ago - I found an algorithim to produce - 0 to 0.9999999999999

It always produces the same sequence so if you want random - wrap it in loop to start it ou#ff

PS AND is bitwise AND [edit thanks Brian - it was late ]

But...

I remember seeing someone make it report from 0 to 1 as a decimal, but I don't remember exactly how other than 0.0 to 1.0 (which didn't work).
Or maybe that's with a different block..

I must have mis-remebered sorry

A "workaround"

it will produce slightly too many 0 and 1 but would anyone care or notice?

Watch this project

This is an inside joke: The joke is inside the block

Haha, very clever

Hmm, yeah, we should provide a solution to that. I don't really like treating 1.0 as a different number from 1 (no mathematician would agree with that), and the 0.999999999999999 solution works pretty well, so maybe something like loucheman's PICK RANDOM REAL.

I think the typical solution has been to say
(pick random 0 to 10000) / 10000.

You mean, "AND is bitwise and."

It might have to do with JS. I just checked BYOB 3 and it works fine:

Interesting. Thanks.

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