Documentation/Calc Functions/RANDBETWEEN.NV
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Function name:
RANDBETWEEN.NV
Category:
Mathematical
Summary:
Generates a random integer that lies in a specified range. In contrast to RANDBETWEEN, RANDBETWEEN.NV is a non-volatile function that is not recalculated at every input event.
Syntax:
RANDBETWEEN.NV(Bottom; Top)
Returns:
Returns a random integer lying in the inclusive range [Bottom, Top].
Arguments:
Bottom is an integer value, or a reference to a cell containing that integer, that is the lower bound of the required range.
Top is an integer value, or a reference to the cell containing that integer, that is the upper bound of the required range.
- If either Bottom or Top is non-numeric, then RANDBETWEEN.NV reports a #VALUE! error.
- If Bottom is greater than Top, then RANDBETWEEN.NV reports an invalid argument error (Err:502).
- If either Bottom or Top is a non-integer value, then RANDBETWEEN.NV rounds it away from 0 to the next integer value (positive values rounded towards +∞, negative values rounded towards -∞).
- If Bottom and Top are equal (after any rounding), then RANDBETWEEN.NV returns their common value.
Additional details:
- RANDBETWEEN.NV is a non-volatile function. Such functions are not recalculated at new input events and do not recalculate when selecting ▸ ▸ or pressing F9, except when the cell containing the function is selected. Non-volatile functions are recalculated when opening the file.
- Use the RANDBETWEEN function for a volatile equivalent that satisfies ODF 1.2 and is compatible with Microsoft Excel.
- To generate random numbers that never recalculate, either:
- Copy cells containing
=RANDBETWEEN.NV()
, and use ▸ (with All and Formulas deselected and Numbers selected). - Use ▸ ▸ to fill a selected cell range with random numbers, generated in accordance with the flexible settings available through the Random Number Generator dialog.
- Copy cells containing
- To generate numbers in the range [0, 1), use the RAND function or its non-volatile equivalent RAND.NV.
Examples:
Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|
=RANDBETWEEN.NV(20; 30) |
Generate a random integer r in the range 20 ≤ r ≤ 30. The resulting value will not change whenever Calc recalculates. |
22 |
=RANDBETWEEN.NV(D1; D2)
where cells D1 and D2 contain the numbers -10 and 10 respectively. |
Generate a random integer r in the range -10 ≤ r ≤ 10. The resulting value will not change whenever Calc recalculates. |
6 |
=RANDBETWEEN.NV(−6.1; −6.1) |
Always returns -7. Negative numbers are rounded away from 0. |
−7 |
=RANDBETWEEN.NV(9.2; 9.2) |
Always returns 10. Positive numbers are also rounded away from 0. |
10 |
Related LibreOffice functions:
ODF standard:
None. See instead
ORG.LIBREOFFICE.RANDBETWEEN.NV
.
Related (or similar) Excel functions:
None.