array_rand

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

array_randPick one or more random entries out of an array

Опис

mixed array_rand ( array $array [, int $num = 1 ] )

Picks one or more random entries out of an array, and returns the key (or keys) of the random entries.

Параметри

array

The input array.

num

Specifies how many entries should be picked.

Значення, що повертаються

When picking only one entry, array_rand() returns the key for a random entry. Otherwise, an array of keys for the random entries is returned. This is done so that random keys can be picked from the array as well as random values. Trying to pick more elements than there are in the array will result in an E_WARNING level error, and NULL will be returned.

Журнал Змін

Версія Опис
5.2.10 The resulting array of keys is no longer shuffled.

Приклади

Приклад #1 array_rand() example

<?php
$input 
= array("Neo""Morpheus""Trinity""Cypher""Tank");
$rand_keys array_rand($input2);
echo 
$input[$rand_keys[0]] . "\n";
echo 
$input[$rand_keys[1]] . "\n";
?>

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Anonymous
12 years ago
If the array elements are unique, and are all integers or strings, here is a simple way to pick $n random *values* (not keys) from an array $array:

<?php array_rand(array_flip($array), $n); ?>
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Anonymous
9 years ago
It doesn't explicitly say it in the documentation, but PHP won't pick the same key twice in one call.
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grzeniufication
4 years ago
<?php

/**
* Wraps array_rand call with additional checks
*
* TLDR; not so radom as you'd wish.
*
* NOTICE: the closer you get to the input arrays length, for the n parameter, the  output gets less random.
* e.g.: array_random($a, count($a)) == $a will yield true
* This, most certainly, has to do with the method used for making the array random (see other comments).
*
* @throws OutOfBoundsException – if n less than one or exceeds size of input array
*
* @param array $array – array to randomize
* @param int $n – how many elements to return
* @return array
*/
function array_random(array $array, int $n = 1): array
{
    if (
$n < 1 || $n > count($array)) {
        throw new
OutOfBoundsException();
    }

    return (
$n !== 1)
        ?
array_values(array_intersect_key($array, array_flip(array_rand($array, $n))))
        : array(
$array[array_rand($array)]);
}
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grzeniufication
4 years ago
<?php
// An example how to fetch multiple values from array_rand
$a = [ 'a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g' ];
$n = 3;

// If you want to fetch multiple values you can try this:
print_r( array_intersect_key( $a, array_flip( array_rand( $a, $n ) ) ) );

// If you want to re-index keys wrap the call in 'array_values':
print_r( array_values( array_intersect_key( $a, array_flip( array_rand( $a, $n ) ) ) ) );
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