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Random number (PHP 4 >= 4.0.4, PHP 5)
resource gmp_random ( int limiter )

Generate a random number. The number will be between zero and the number of bits per limb multiplied by limiter. If limiter is negative, negative numbers are generated.

A limb is an internal GMP mechanism. The number of bits in a limb is not static, and can vary from system to system. Generally, the number of bits in a limb is either 16 or 32, but this is not guaranteed.



The limiter.

It can be either a GMP number resource, or a numeric string given that it is possible to convert the latter to a number.

Return Values

A random GMP number.


Example 809. gmp_random() example

= gmp_random(1); // random number from 0 to 1 * bits per limb
$rand2 = gmp_random(2); // random number from 0 to 2 * bits per limb

echo gmp_strval($rand1) . "\n";
gmp_strval($rand2) . "\n";

The above example will output: