Instance Method

randomElement()

Returns a random element of the collection.

Declaration

func randomElement() -> UInt8?

Return Value

A random element from the collection. If the collection is empty, the method returns nil.

Discussion

Call randomElement() to select a random element from an array or another collection. This example picks a name at random from an array:

let names = ["Zoey", "Chloe", "Amani", "Amaia"]
let randomName = names.randomElement()!
// randomName == "Amani"

This method is equivalent to calling randomElement(using:), passing in the system’s default random generator.

Complexity: O(1) if the collection conforms to RandomAccessCollection; otherwise, O(n), where n is the length of the collection.

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