Random generator - urgent


In matlab, there is this random generator  that is called rand "that returns a pseudorandom, scalar value drawn from a uniform distribution on the unit interval."

Lets say I need to find the equilavent in java, is nextFloat, nextDouble or the Random generator itself.


Pls help.thanks
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java.util.Random should be OK

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Jim CakalicSenior Developer/ArchitectCommented:
Math.random constructs an instance of Random to use for servicing getDouble calls. So Math.random and Random.getDouble are equivalent. If this is insufficient for your needs, you might have a look at the random package of Colt: http://dsd.lbl.gov/~hoschek/colt/

Jim Cakalic
import java.util.Random;

public class Dummy {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        double rangeMin = 5;
        double rangeMax = 10;
        Random r = new Random(System.currentTimeMillis());
        System.out.println("INT:"    + ((int)rangeMin + r.nextInt((int)rangeMax-(int)rangeMin)));
        System.out.println("FLOAT:"  + (rangeMin + r.nextFloat()*(rangeMax-rangeMin)));
        System.out.println("DOUBLE:" + (rangeMin + r.nextDouble()*(rangeMax-rangeMin)));

Jasbir21Author Commented:
Thanks a lot
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