RE: [xsl] Random Number Gen

Subject: RE: [xsl] Random Number Gen
From: "Jarno Elovirta" <jarno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 16:00:55 +0300
Hip hei!

> How do yuo generate a random number. most algs require integers 
> and modulo 
> arithmetic - everything is a double in xslt>

With an extension, e.g. in Xalan-J you could do

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

<xsl:template match="/">
  <xsl:variable name="max" select="10" />
  <xsl:variable name="min" select="4" />
  <xsl:variable name="R" select="" />
  <xsl:value-of select="($max -$min) * java:nextDouble($R) + $min" />


and if you want an integer, just use the round() function.

Hope this helps,

Jarno - Ren & Stimpy: Happy Happy Joy Joy Song

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