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```Math::Random::OO::UnifUsernContributed Perl DocMath::Random::OO::UniformInt(3)

NAME
Math::Random::OO::UniformInt - Generates	random integers	with uniform
probability

VERSION
version 0.22

SYNOPSIS
use Math::Random::OO::UniformInt;
push @prngs,
Math::Random::OO::UniformInt->new(),     #	0 or 1
Math::Random::OO::UniformInt->new(5),    #	0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5
Math::Random::OO::UniformInt->new(-1,1); #	-1, 0, or 1
\$_->seed(42) for @prngs;
print(	\$_->next() . "\n" ) for	@prngs;

DESCRIPTION
This subclass of	Math::Random::OO generates random integers with
uniform probability.

METHODS
"new"
\$prng1 = Math::Random::OO::UniformInt->new();
\$prng2 = Math::Random::OO::UniformInt->new(\$high);
\$prng3 = Math::Random::OO::UniformInt->new(\$low,\$high);

"new" takes up to two optional parameters and returns a new
"Math::Random::OO::UniformInt" object.  Unlike Uniform, it returns
integers	inclusive of specified endpoints. With no parameters, the
object generates	random integers	in the range of	zero (inclusive) to
one (inclusive).	 With a	single parameter, the object generates random
numbers from zero (inclusive) to	the value of the parameter
(inclusive).  Note, the object does this	with multiplication, so	if the
parameter is negative, the function will	return negative	numbers.  This
is a feature or bug, depending on your point of view.  With two
parameters, the object generates	random integers	from the first
parameter (inclusive) to	the second parameter (inclusive).  (Actually,
as long as you have two parameters, "new" will put them in the right
order).	If parameters are non-integers,	they will be truncated to
integers	before the range is calculated.	 I.e., "new(-1.2, 3.6)"	is
equivalent to "new(-1,3)".

"seed"
\$rv = \$prng->seed( @seeds );

This method seeds the random number generator.  At the moment, only the
first seed value	matters.  It should be a positive integer.

"next"
\$rnd = \$prng->next();

This method returns the next random number from the random number
generator.  It does not take any	parameters.

AUTHOR
David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>