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Post Robolab to ROBOTC Questions
A Robolab users would like to know ...

1. How do you get a random modifier (I believe the term is Parameter in ROBOTC)? I used to have my robot turn for a random amount of time (I think it was a random number between 1-5 seconds)
2. Does ROBOTC do jumps and lands?
3. Does ROBOTC do events?

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Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:17 am
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Post Re: Robolab to ROBOTC Questions
1) In ROBOTC, there is a "rand()" function that will return a random number, which you can use to control time, speed, or any number of other things that are controlled by a number. We have documentation here: http://www.robotc.net/wiki/Math#rand

2) I think the closest thing to a jump and a land in Robolab is a "goto", which are generally frowned upon because it's not a good programming practice to use them. Control structures like while loops are the preferred way to repeat bodies of code in ROBOTC: http://www.robotc.net/wiki/Control_Structures

3) I'm a little fuzzy on exactly what an event is in Robolab, since I haven't used it for a few years. Check out if-else statements, which let you run code based on a certain condition, like a sensor reaching a certain value: http://www.robotc.net/wiki/Control_Structures#if_else

Hope that helps!

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