From: Leif Svalgaard <leif@leif.org>
> The following code will work on any COBOL compiler:
> start by putting a SEED value in RANDOM-SEED. This could be time of day
> or anything else you like. Then each time you PERFORM RANDOM-FUNCTION
> the data-item RANDOM-RESULT will contain a new pseudo-random value
> between 0 and 1. To get an integer X between 1 and 47 (say):
> COMPUTE X = RANDOM-RESULT * 47 + 0.5
>

you should actually use ROUNDED to get a correct result:

COMPUTE X ROUNDED = RANDOM-RESULT * 47 + 0.5

HTH
Leif





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