nextInt

Common
JVM
JS
Native
1.0
fun nextInt(): Int

Gets the next random Int from the random number generator.

Generates an Int random value uniformly distributed between Int.MIN_VALUE and Int.MAX_VALUE (inclusive).

import kotlin.math.sin
import kotlin.random.Random
import kotlin.test.assertTrue

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
//sampleStart
val randomInts = List(5) { Random.nextInt() }
println(randomInts)
val sortedRandomInts = randomInts.sorted()
println(sortedRandomInts)
//sampleEnd
}
Common
JVM
JS
Native
1.0
fun nextInt(until: Int): Int

Gets the next random non-negative Int from the random number generator less than the specified until bound.

Generates an Int random value uniformly distributed between 0 (inclusive) and the specified until bound (exclusive).

import kotlin.math.sin
import kotlin.random.Random
import kotlin.test.assertTrue

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
//sampleStart
val menu = listOf("Omelette", "Porridge", "Cereal", "Chicken", "Pizza", "Pasta")
val forBreakfast = Random.nextInt(until = 3).let { menu[it] }
val forLunch = Random.nextInt(from = 3, until = 6).let { menu[it] }
// new meals every time
println("Today I want $forBreakfast for breakfast, and $forLunch for lunch.")
//sampleEnd
}

Parameters

until - must be positive.

Exceptions

IllegalArgumentException - if until is negative or zero.

Common
JVM
JS
Native
1.0
fun nextInt(from: Int, until: Int): Int

Gets the next random Int from the random number generator in the specified range.

Generates an Int random value uniformly distributed between the specified from (inclusive) and until (exclusive) bounds.

import kotlin.math.sin
import kotlin.random.Random
import kotlin.test.assertTrue

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
//sampleStart
val menu = listOf("Omelette", "Porridge", "Cereal", "Chicken", "Pizza", "Pasta")
val forBreakfast = Random.nextInt(until = 3).let { menu[it] }
val forLunch = Random.nextInt(from = 3, until = 6).let { menu[it] }
// new meals every time
println("Today I want $forBreakfast for breakfast, and $forLunch for lunch.")
//sampleEnd
}

Exceptions

IllegalArgumentException - if from is greater than or equal to until.