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Re: $RANDOM is never equal to the next $RANDOM


From: zavandi
Subject: Re: $RANDOM is never equal to the next $RANDOM
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 15:53:59 +0200

Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> Why would you expect $RANDOM to return the same value twice in succession?

I don't expect it to always return the same value twice in succession,
but if the values are independent of one another, there is a 1/32768
probability the second value will be equal to the first (or I'm
missing something?).




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