Hi Pharoers,

some random musings about Random numbers :-)

In the context of the CORMAS project:
I would like to propose an API for manipulating random numbers
to users who are not developers but modelers of complex systems.

In CORMAS, people need to generate a lot of random numbers for simulation
for exemple. For example, you can do:

Cormas randomFloatFrom: -4.1 to: 2.5

​At the moment, there is no Pharo API to generate with a one-liner a random
float number between two values for example.

You can do this for integers: 10 atRandom to generate an integer between 1
to 10.

There is atRandom defined on Interval, so can you say :
(2.3 to: 4.5) atRandom
but it will not generate a random float numbers between 2.3 and 4.5

but numbers like: 2.3, 3.3 or 4.3.
because Interval are considered as a Collection.

​Any comments about that ?
How we can enhance the situation ?​
Any interest to introduce a method to produce random float numbers in an
interval in Pharo ?

​Thank you​
Serge Stinckwich
"Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for
machines to execute."http://www.doesnotunderstand.org/

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