I was wondering if it's possible to have a random object that generates floating point numbers within a certain range in Pure Data Vanilla.

For example something that generates a float between 0.0 and 1.0?

  • Are you sure you didn't mean to post this on DSP ?
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 14, 2018 at 20:09

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you might want to consider investigating the tag 'randomF'.


You could always generate a random number between 0 and 99 (then add 1 to the result to avoid 0) and then divide that number by 100. ex. 50/100 = 0.5

  • the issue with this solution is that there is no mention of the pure data objects that could be used for "generating a random number". the [/ ] object can be used to divide the number. so "something" -> [+ 1] -> [/ 100] but the something is what's missing here from this being an answer.
    – esaruoho
    Mar 12, 2023 at 21:13

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