# randi

Uniformly distributed random integers

## Syntax

## Description

`X = randi(`

returns a random
scalar integer between `imax`

)`1`

and `imax`

.

`X = randi(`

returns an `imax`

,`sz1,...,szN`

)`sz1`

-by-...-by-`szN`

array where
`sz1,...,szN`

indicate the size of each dimension. For
example, `randi(10,3,4)`

returns a 3-by-4 array of random
integers between 1 and 10.

`X = randi(___,`

returns an array of random integers between `typename`

)`1`

and
`imax`

of data type `typename`

. The
`typename`

input can be `"single"`

,
`"double"`

, `"int8"`

,
`"uint8"`

, `"int16"`

,
`"uint16"`

, `"int32"`

,
`"uint32"`

, or `"logical"`

. You can use
any of the input arguments in the previous syntaxes.

`X = randi(`

generates integers from random number stream `s`

,___)`s`

instead of the
default global stream. To create a stream, use `RandStream`

. You can specify `s`

followed by any of the input argument combinations in previous syntaxes.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## More About

## Tips

The sequence of numbers produced by

`randi`

is determined by the internal settings of the uniform pseudorandom number generator that underlies`rand`

,`randi`

, and`randn`

. You can control that shared random number generator using`rng`

.The arrays returned by

`randi`

can contain repeated integer values. This behavior is sometimes referred to as sampling with replacement. Use`randperm`

if you require all unique values.If

`imin`

and`imax`

are outside the range of the output type (as specified by`typename`

or by the prototype`p`

), then`randi`

first creates random integers within the interval`[imin,imax]`

and converts any resulting out-of-range integers to the minimum or maximum value of the output type. For example:rng default; r = randi([-10 10],1,10)

r = 7 9 -8 9 3 -8 -5 1 10 10

rng default; r = randi([-10 10],1,10,"logical")

r = 1×10 logical array 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1

## Extended Capabilities

## Version History

**Introduced in R2008b**

## See Also

`rand`

| `randn`

| `rng`

| `RandStream`

| `randperm`