Generates a uniformly distributed random number.

The random number is x, where Minimum Value <= x <= Maximum Value.

Usage Notes

  • RandomNumberGenerator generates random numbers using the Tcl rand() function. The numbers generated by this function may not be considered truly random, because rand() requires an initial seed value, which determines the sequence of numbers that is generated. There are no more than 2^31 possible random number sequences, and these sequences repeat after 2^31 times. The same seed value, used repeatedly, generates the same numbers. Additionally, the sequence, by design, never produces the same number twice in a row.


Output Ports

Note: Feature order may change in relation to other output ports. Feature order per port is maintained.


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.

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