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(See the best response by DarkCampainger.)
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Problem description:Is there a way to choose random choices, for example

(prob doesnt work)

 ```rand(1,3) if(1) ... if(2) ... if(3) ... ```

 #1 Jul 30 2012, 1:11 am switch(rand(1,3)) just rand(1,3) doesn't do anything.
 #2 Jul 30 2012, 1:16 am hmm. I see. It seems to have worked. Thanks!
Best response
Here's a couple of other options:
 ```mob/verb/Test() // Using rand() with switch() switch(rand(1,3)) if(1) // 33% chance world<<"A" if(2) // 33% chance world<<"B" if(3) // 33% chance world<<"C" // Using prob() with an if-else chain if(prob(50)) // 50% chance world<<"A" else if(prob(25)) // 12.5% chance (.50*.25) world<<"B" else if(prob(30)) // 3.75% chance (.50*.25*.30) world<<"B" else // 33.75% chance (1.0 - (.5 + .125 + .0375)) world<<"C" // Using pick() with embedded probabilities and switch() switch( pick(20; "A", 45; "B", 35; "C") ) if("A") // 20% chance world<<"A" if("B") // 45% chance world<<"B" if("C") // 35% chance world<<"C" ```

The last one is probably the easiest to configure, but is a little difficult to read.

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Fixed probabilities in third example so they add up to 100
 #4 Jul 30 2012, 1:24 am Oh wow, this is perfect! Thank you!
 #5 Jul 30 2012, 1:25 am And I can read the last one lol. No worries.
 #6 Jul 30 2012, 1:27 am In response to DarkCampainger (#3) Lol, I was gonna go into all of that but found myself not wanting to provide additional information when it was un-needed for what was intended. I'll vote yours up though, you put effort in your response.
 #7 Jul 30 2012, 1:28 am In response to Chiwy8 (#5) Yea, it's not too bad so long as you align the text nicely. Also, I made a quick adjustment to it. The probabilities in pick() should add up to 100 to have the expected outcomes.