I have written this code so far:

`%create initial elastic net points as evenly spaced in horizontal position`

%with random vertical components.

%create the initial matrix

en_points = zeros(NUM_EN_POINTS,2);%make the x comp evenly spaced horizontally spanning the length of cities

en_points(1:NUM_EN_POINTS,1) = transpose(linspace(0,1,NUM_EN_POINTS));%make the y comp a random value between the cities

en_points(1:NUM_EN_POINTS,2) = rand();

What I am trying to do is make column 2 be a random variable between two decimal values, which are (0.5 – l, 0.5 + l).

Is this possible?

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