random number including 1 - i.e. [0,1]

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Wed Jun 10 19:57:03 CEST 2009


On Jun 10, 12:37 pm, Mark Dickinson <dicki... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 10, 6:21 pm, Mensanator <mensana... at aol.com> wrote:
>
> > So, the 2.6.2 documentation is STILL wrong. Before it implied
> > it was ALWAYS a semi-open interval, and now it says it's ALWAYS
> > a closed interval. But neither is correct.
>
> Exactly which bit of the 2.6.2 documentation do you think is
> incorrect?  The documentation for random.uniform says:
>
> """Return a random floating point number N such that
> a <= N <= b for a <= b and b <= N <= a for b < a."""
>
> And that's precisely what it does.  

I didn't say it didn't.

> Nowhere does the documentation say that *every*

Unless qualified otherwise, that statement implies "for all (a,b)".

> floating-point number N in the interval [a, b]
> can occur.
>
> Mark




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