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Is there any command to get a random number from omnibar?

E.g. like how we can type 21 + 56 and it will show 77:

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Using some versions of Google (esp. www.google.com) you can search either

flip a coin to roll a 2-sided dice or

roll a dice to roll a 6-sided die.

The numbers returned are generated randomly - and probably the closest you'll get to a random number generated by Google. As other answers say, you can find random generators on other web pages like random.org that work a lot better, and can also use the JavaScript Math.ceil(Math.random()*n) where n is the maximum number to generate a random number with your web browser's JavaScript console.

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I can't find anything to suggest that you can do it with Google, but random.org has a random number generator on their home page that you can select start and end values and "roll" to get a number between.

They also have coin flippers and other random number related stuff.

Looks like the google calculator has a lot of features but random numbers is not one of them.

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Google does not have a function of random number generation. Instead, you can use Wolfram Alpha.

For example, this query generates a random real number between 0 and 1. Again, this query generates a random integer number between 0 and 100.

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Is this real random like random.org or pseudorandom (like what Google already has)? – Pacerier Jan 3 at 22:05

Bookmark the following link. It will generate a random number between 1 and ? from your browser.

javascript:alert%28Math.ceil%28Math.random%28%29*%28prompt%28%271-?%27,%276%27%29*1%29%29%29
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This is quite "troublesome" actually.... – Pacerier Jan 3 at 21:51

Google can roll a six-sided die, fyi.

Using Google voice search: "OK Google roll a die" Using Google search box: "roll a die"

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Are you talking about phones? This doesn't seem to work with google search or omnibar. – Pacerier Nov 23 '15 at 21:23
    
I just typed 'roll a die' into the Chrome omnibox on my Chromebook and it worked for me. – Chris Morris Nov 25 '15 at 1:50
    
@pacerier: It may be a regional thing. – Al E. Nov 25 '15 at 2:23
    
@AlE., Seems that the update has reached here now. Nice, we can "flip a coin" too. – Pacerier Jan 3 at 22:01

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