# How to generate random numbers in Flutter using Dart

Random number generation is a fundamental aspect of programming. With **Dart's** `dart:math`

library, generating random numbers becomes simple. In this post, we will explore how to generate random numbers both `integers`

and `doubles`

in **Flutter**.

## 1. Generating random integers

To generate random integers in **Flutter**, we can use the `nextInt`

function from the `Random`

class. First, import the `dart:math`

package, which is already included in the **Dart SDK**. Here's an example code snippet:

```
import 'dart:math';
void main() {
Random random = Random();
int randomNumber = random.nextInt(100);
print(randomNumber);
}
```

In this code, we create an instance of the `Random`

class and use the `nextInt`

function to generate a random integer between `0`

and `99`

. The `nextInt()`

method in Dart's `Random`

class generates a random `integer`

up to, but not including, the specified maximum value.

Running the code will produce a random `integer`

value, such as:

```
86
```

### Adding minimum value for integers

You can also add a minimum value to generate a random `integer`

within a specific range. For example:

```
import 'dart:math';
void main() {
Random random = Random();
int randomNumber = random.nextInt(100) + 50;
print(randomNumber);
}
```

In this code, we add `50`

to the generated random `integer`

, resulting in a range between `50`

and `149`

. Adding the minimum value increases the maximum value accordingly.

Running the code will produce a random `integer`

value, such as:

```
127
```

If you want a `integer`

between `50`

and `100`

, adjust the code as follows:

```
import 'dart:math';
void main() {
Random random = Random();
int randomNumber = random.nextInt(51) + 50;
print(randomNumber);
}
```

Here, the `nextInt`

function generates a random `integer`

between `0`

and `50`

, and we add `50`

to the result. This ensures a random `integer`

between `50`

and `100`

. Note that the maximum value of `101`

is excluded.

## 2. Generating random doubles

In addition to `integers`

, we can generate random `doubles`

using the same library. Change the `nextInt`

function to `nextDouble`

and multiply the result by the desired maximum value. Here is an example:

```
import 'dart:math';
void main() {
Random random = Random();
double randomNumber = random.nextDouble() * 101;
print(randomNumber);
}
```

This code will generate a random `double`

between `0`

and `100`

, such as:

```
66.91117902537108
```

### Adding a minimum value for doubles

To generate a random `double`

within a specific range, you can also add a minimum value. Consider the following code:

```
import 'dart:math';
void main() {
Random random = Random();
int min = 50;
int max = 100;
double randomNumber = random.nextDouble() * (max - min + 1) + min;
print(randomNumber);
}
```

In this code, we multiply the generated random `double`

by the difference between the maximum and minimum values (plus 1), which creates a range from `0`

to `51`

. Then, we add the minimum value of `50`

to shift the range to start from `50`

instead of `0`

.

The resulting generated `double`

will be a `double`

between `50`

and `100`

, such as:

```
100.8949738371277
```

## Conclusion

Generating random numbers in **Flutter **using **Dart's **`dart:math`

library is easy and flexible. By using the `Random`

class and its functions, we can generate random `integers`

and `doubles`

without any problems. By adding minimum values, you can customize the range of generated numbers to suit your needs.