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Thread: Getting a random Yes Or No

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    Default Getting a random Yes Or No

    Hi Im very new to java and was thinking about a app for android. My idea is to very simply generate a yes or no answer for a question inputted and make it show. I have looked around and i see that you can get random numbers with java.util.Random.

    My idea would be something like this as i have previously used lua quite some time ago

    if random >5
    then print yes

    else
    print no

    any help will be appreciated


    Thanks


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    Default Re: Getting a random Yes Or No

    Hi Mangos64,

    Yes you can do this with Java, using the java.util.Random class:

    Random (Java Platform SE 6)

    Your logic is sound, this will work perfectly in java as well as lua.


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    Default Re: Getting a random Yes Or No

    Thanks

    Also would it be possible to shake the phone using the accelerometer and use this to make it say the answer


    Some thing like this

    If accelerometer >5g
    print (random_yes_or_no) (question)


    if so how would I do this

    Thanks once again

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    Default Re: Getting a random Yes Or No

    Yes you can do that too.
    Very much like you describe in the pseudo code.
    Perhaps you might work on displaying a message first, then work on displaying that message when the phone shakes.
    Take it one step at a time. Post questions if you get stuck. Include error messages with the code

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    Default Re: Getting a random Yes Or No

    The Random class can also generate random booleans which better map to yes/no.
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    Sounds good i will be reading up on books first and then try that thanks.

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