Panagiotis Atmatzidis wrote:
> Dear Sirs,
> 
> I'm looking for a way to create a random sequence of numbers using the 
> 'rand' method. I can think of something like:
> 
> -----
> while pipi == TRUE
>   if x > 1950 || x < 2000
>      return  x
>      pipi = FALSE
> ------
> 
> Since however the book that I'm reading has not introduced while/else/if 
> etc. I'm thinking that there must be an easier and probably more 
> sensible way to approach this. As far as I've read rand(2000) will give 
> random numbers from 0-to-2000 no matter what

Use Seebs' suggestion.

> 
> NOTE:  I don't want to use another method just to do the job.

Then you are probably being silly.  It will make for more readable and 
more reusable code if you encapsulate this in a method.  Having lots of 
short methods is generally a *good* thing.

> 
> thanks in advance & best regards
> 
> 
> 
> Panagiotis (atmosx) Atmatzidis
> 
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Best,
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