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JavaScript: get a random number from a specific range
/**
* Get a random floating point number between `min` and `max`.
*
* @param {number} min - min number
* @param {number} max - max number
* @return {number} a random floating point number
*/
function getRandomFloat(min, max) {
return Math.random() * (max - min) + min;
}
/**
* Get a random integer between `min` and `max`.
*
* @param {number} min - min number
* @param {number} max - max number
* @return {number} a random integer
*/
function getRandomInt(min, max) {
return Math.floor(Math.random() * (max - min + 1) + min);
}
/**
* Get a random boolean value.
*
* @return {boolean} a random true/false
*/
function getRandomBool() {
return Math.random() >= 0.5;
}
@manubille
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One-liner versions for anyone that's interested:

const getRandomFloat = (min, max) => Math.random() * (max - min) + min;
const getRandomInt = (min, max) => Math.floor(Math.random() * (max - min + 1) + min);
const getRandomBool = () => Math.random() >= 0.5;

can you expand this so we can easily understand line liner short code and long code like 1 vs 2

@akj-maker
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Really helpful, thanks!

@alh0059
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alh0059 commented Nov 23, 2020

I know this isn't recent but any tips on actually getting random numbers when a button calls this function often? I was using this to get some random results and the page displays repeats even after refreshing and reloading everything.

@Scratch-Guy
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Thanks, I needed it

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ghost commented Jun 4, 2021

Random boolean method can also be implemented so:

function getRandomBool() {
  return !!Math.round(Math.random());
}

@marvin46
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marvin46 commented Nov 5, 2021

Thanks dude, its work on my machine

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