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RAND(3)                    Library Functions Manual                    RAND(3)



NAME
       rand, srand - random number generator

SYNOPSIS
       srand(seed)
       int seed;

       rand( )

DESCRIPTION
       Rand  uses  a  multiplicative congruential random number generator with
       period 232 to return successive pseudo-random numbers in the range from
       0 to 215-1.

       The generator is reinitialized by calling srand with 1 as argument.  It
       can be set to a random starting point by calling  srand  with  whatever
       you like as argument.



                                                                       RAND(3)