[quote=“GarethR”]Hi,

The operator precedence for % and / would just be left to right so falconcreek is correct.

Bear in mind that we are talking about a ~0.004 discrepancy so if you can spot the difference you should be spending your time looking for signs of extraterrestrials…

Gareth[/quote]

Ah ok, I guess I was confusing the role of the modulus operator in that expression. I always thought that when used with random(), the % acted as a limiting factor, for example “random() % 256” limiting the results to numbers between 0 and 255. So when I saw “random() % 256/256.0” I just assumed it meant “Divide the integer 256 with the float 256.0 to get the float 1.0, and then generate a random number limiting the results to values between 0 and 1.0”

When I mentioned precedence earlier, I wasn’t considering the modulus as an arithmetic operator, in which case the % and / have equal priority and the expression would be evaluated from left to right as you mentioned. The lack of parentheses makes it rather confusing, and little details like this always distract me from focusing on the big picture…thanks for clearing that up!