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'''[[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: RANDBETWEEN function|RANDBETWEEN]]'''
* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: RANDBETWEEN function|RANDBETWEEN]]'''
'''[[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: Mathematical functions|Mathematical functions]]'''
* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: Mathematical functions|Mathematical functions]]'''
[[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: Functions listed alphabetically|'''Functions listed alphabetically''']],
* [[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: Functions listed alphabetically|Functions listed alphabetically]]
[[Documentation/How_Tos/Calc: Functions listed by category|'''Functions listed by category''']]
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Revision as of 14:14, 25 February 2009


Returns a random number between 0 and 1.



This function produces a new random number each time Calc recalculates, greater than or equal to 0, and less than 1.
To force Calc to recalculate manually press Shift+Ctrl+F9.
To generate a random number which never recalculates, copy a cell containing =RAND(), and use Edit - Paste Special... (with Paste All and Formulas not selected and Numbers selected).



returns a random number between 0 (inclusive) and 1 (exclusive).

RAND()*(b-a) + a

returns a random real number between a and b.


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