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    Default error compiling program for Random Numbers

    Hi,

    I am compiling the following code,

    Java Code:
    public class Random{
    	public static void main(String[] args) {
    	Random ran = new Random();
    	int number = ran.nextInt();
    	System.out.println(number);
    	}							
    }
    And I get the following error while compiling it...

    Java Code:
    C:\Subbu\Java>javac Random.java
    Random.java:4: error: cannot find symbol
            int number = ran.nextInt();
                            ^
      symbol:   method nextInt()
      location: variable ran of type Random
    1 error
    Can you help ?

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    Default Re: error compiling program for Random Numbers

    Your class Random has nothing to do with the Random class you find in the SE distribution; rename your class.

    kind regards,

    Jos
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    Default Re: error compiling program for Random Numbers

    Thanks, but still the same...

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    Default Re: error compiling program for Random Numbers

    Do you still have a stray Random.class somewhere? Delete it and import the correct Random class (it's in the java.util package).

    kind regards,

    Jos
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    Default Re: error compiling program for Random Numbers

    Perfect, Thanks! For some reason none of my books mentioned it... :(

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