Block Idea: New Random Math Block

A feature I’d like to see in Hopscotch is:

A different random math block

I’d use it for this type of project:

Any project that needs random numbers with chance

Here are some examples of Hopscotch code that could be improved if we had this:

Chances ALWAYS chooses the BIGGEST number which gets a bit annoying

Here is an example design I’ve made:

I cant make a picture of it soo here
(random () to () chance ()%)

I’ve seen something similar in another programming languages, it looks like this:

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why do we need the chance?

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Intresting… u could achieve this tho?

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yeah you could


a math operator with decimals would be nice on the other hand though this could be achieved as well

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I second that

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It’s perfect for probability. I love the idea.

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Based on the JS shown, that can be done exactly the same way like this:

Var x = Random (0, 100);
if (x < 50) {

} else {
  ...
}
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With the random block in Hopscotch, it can be done, but it might be easier if there was a block for it?

Just do random 1-100. It should work just as well.

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True, but what if they wanted there to be a higher chance for some numbers to be selected than other numbers? Hence probability…

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Wdym? Why would you go above 100?

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Example: a higher chance that numbers 0-50 will be selected than numbers 51-100…

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I see now… This would be beneficial then. But this doesn’t exist in JS the last time I checked?

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True, but there is always a way to do probability: via a random number between 0 and 1,000,000 where it does a certain function if the number is in the range specified…

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But that isn’t chance. That’s just random with bigger numbers.

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Just have 2 random functions. This, IMO, is not needed. Put logarithms in the last slot instead.

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Like everyone knows how to use log lol

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The chance in this case isn’t the numbers, it’s the functions that it does. I’ll do an example project and show you what I mean later…

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Confusion. Sorry, I’ve been living on 5 hours a sleep on average. :sweat_smile:

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So you are saying you want decimals in random? I still don’t understand.

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Not really, but that would be cool if it was possible…

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