Random Numbers

Calculator Use:
  • Generate one or more random numbers within a range that you define.
  • Enter the minimum and maximum for the range you want and enter the number of numbers you want generated.
  • You can also sort the generated numbers from lowest to highest, from highest to lowest, or choose to do not sort. Note that even if you choose not to sort that it is still possible for your numbers to be in some kind of order if they happen to be randomly chosen in order.

What's this fuss about true randomness?

  • Perhaps you have wondered how predictable machines like computers can generate randomness. In reality, most random numbers used in computer programs are pseudo-random, which means they are generated in a predictable fashion using a mathematical formula. This is fine for many purposes, but it may not be random in the way you expect if you're used to dice rolls and lottery drawings.
  • Share TEXT offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. People use