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PHP | stats_rand_phrase_to_seeds() Function

PHP stats_rand_phrase_to_seeds() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP stats_rand_phrase_to_seeds() function.

The stats_rand_phrase_to_seeds() function generates two seeds for the RGN random number generator.

It generate two seeds for the RGN random number generator from a phrase.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array stats_rand_phrase_to_seeds( string $phrase )

Parameter Details



The input phrase

Return Value

This built-in function returns an array of two integers.


This built-in function was first introduced in statistics extension (PHP version 4.0.0 and PEAR v1.4.0). In this tutorial guide, we used the latest release of stats-2.0.3 (PHP v7.0.0 or newer and PEAR version 1.4.0 or newer).


Below example generates two seeds for the RGN random number generator by passing a phrase character -

   $retval = stats_rand_phrase_to_seeds('pecl_math_stats');


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

array(2) { [0]=> int(778713008) [1]=> int(699140725) }

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP stats_rand_ranf() Function.

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