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So the Random function's not good enough huh?

1. You can use INetGet to download that page to a txt file, then read it in using _FileReadToArray...

2. Or use _IECreate and then _IEDocReadHTML to get the txt value.

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I read it this way:

InetGet("http://www.random.org/integers/?num=1&min=766&max=3269&col=1&base=10&format=plain&rnd=new", @ScriptDir & "\RandomNumber.txt", 1, 0)
$number = Int(FileReadLine(@ScriptDir & "\RandomNumber.txt", 1))

The value returned isn't an integer so I wonder is that the right way to convert it to one?

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Here is another way using XMLHttpRequest (aka Ajax):

$sURL = "http://www.random.org/integers/?num=1&min=766&max=3269&col=1&base=10&format=plain&rnd=new"
$oXHR = ObjCreate("MSXml2.XMLHTTP")
$oXHR.open("GET", $sURL, False)
$iRandom = $oXHR.responseText


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You could try this:

#include <HTTP.au3>
$host = "www.random.org"
_HTTPGet($host, "/integers/?num=1&min=766&max=3269&col=1&base=10&format=plain&rnd=new")
$number = _HTTPRead()

The HTTP Udf can be found here


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I don't just get answers. I get multiple flavors!

I tried the InetGet method and the Ajax method. Your int typecasting seemed to work because i can use it as an integer value for the delay in the sleep function.

I went with the Ajax solution simply because the ajax method appears to be loading the text into memory from the start and the others have an obvious above the hood system call either for an include or to read a temp file. Who knows what that Ajax is really doing under the hood though.

Anyway thanks for the quick and helpful responses!

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$x = Random(1, 10000, 1) 

This will send a Random numer from 1 to 100000 without decimals, Is not enough?

Edited by jafuuu

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