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 GenericPoints

random projective points
 Syntax
 ``` GenericPoints(NumPoints:INT):LIST GenericPoints(NumPoints:INT, RandomRange:INT):LIST ```

 Description
GenericPoints returns a list of NumPoints generic projective points with integer coordinates; it is not guaranteed that these points are distinct. RandomRange specifies the largest value any coordinate may take. If the second argument is omitted, the largest value possible is 100 (or P-1 where P is the characteristic of the coefficient ring).

 Example
 ``` Use R ::= QQ[x,y]; GenericPoints(7); [[1, 0], [0, 1], [1, 1], [12, 59], [6, 63], [12, 80], [17, 63]] ------------------------------- GenericPoints(7,500); [[1, 0], [0, 1], [1, 1], [220, 162], [206, 452], [98, 106], [403, 449]] ------------------------------- Use R ::= ZZ/(5)[x,y,z]; GenericPoints(7); [[1, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0], [0, 0, 1], [1, 1, 1], [2, 1, 1], [2, 2, 4], [3, 1, 3]] ------------------------------- GenericPoints(7,500); [[1, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0], [0, 0, 1], [1, 1, 1], [1, 4, 2], [1, 3, 2], [2, 3, 3]] ------------------------------- ```