jamiethehutt wrote:
> I'm a Ruby newbie and I'm wondering if there's a simple way to generate
> a random floating point number, I want to generate numbers between 0
> and about 2-3.6 with the max changing each time (an example max would
> be 3.26861475366199).

That's a pretty weird request, but you'd do something like this:
   rand*(2+rand*1.6)

Daniel