module Core_random:`sig`

..`end`

Pseudo-random number generators (PRNG).

Note that all of these "basic" functions mutate a global random state.

`val init : ``int -> unit`

Initialize the generator, using the argument as a seed. The same seed will always
yield the same sequence of numbers.

`val full_init : ``int array -> unit`

Same as

`Random.init`

but takes more data as seed.`val self_init : ``unit -> unit`

Initialize the generator with a more-or-less random seed chosen in a system-dependent
way.

`val bits : ``unit -> int`

Return 30 random bits in a nonnegative integer.

**Before 3.12.0 ** used a different
algorithm (affects all the following functions)

`val int : ``int -> int`

`Random.int bound`

returns a random integer between 0 (inclusive) and `bound`

(exclusive). `bound`

must be greater than 0 and less than 2`val int32 : ``Int32.t -> Int32.t`

`Random.int32 bound`

returns a random integer between 0 (inclusive) and `bound`

(exclusive). `bound`

must be greater than 0.`val nativeint : ``Nativeint.t -> Nativeint.t`

`Random.nativeint bound`

returns a random integer between 0 (inclusive) and `bound`

(exclusive). `bound`

must be greater than 0.`val int64 : ``Int64.t -> Int64.t`

`Random.int64 bound`

returns a random integer between 0 (inclusive) and `bound`

(exclusive). `bound`

must be greater than 0.`val float : ``float -> float`

`Random.float bound`

returns a random floating-point number between 0 (inclusive) and
`bound`

(exclusive). If `bound`

is negative, the result is negative or zero. If
`bound`

is 0, the result is 0.`val bool : ``unit -> bool`

`Random.bool ()`

returns `true`

or `false`

with probability 0.5 each.module State:`sig`

..`end`

The functions from module

`State`

manipulate the current state
of the random generator explicitely.
`val get_state : ``unit -> [ `Consider_using_Random_State_default ]`

OCaml's

`Random.get_state`

makes a copy of the default state, which is almost
certainly not what you want. `State.default`

, which is the actual default state, is
probably what you want.`val set_state : ``State.t -> unit`

Set the state of the generator used by the basic functions.