I talked about BSD jot for generating pseudo-random numbers in a pinch four years ago. To generate a number from 5 to 100, for example:

$ jot -r 1 5 100

I quoted integers last time. Here are another ten more numbers, using the -s argument for defining precision:

==> 7.7 18.9 71.7 36.6 52.4 90.9 39.8 29.9 6.2 91.0

Fun fact, two of those numbers contained seven. Refer to my January post for examples of numbers that don’t.

Sometimes I worry my weblog might be too useful.