Select Random Item from an Array

var myArray = [
  "Apples",
  "Bananas",
  "Pears"
];

var randomItem = myArray[Math.floor(Math.random()*myArray.length)];

See the Pen gLJPZv by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen.

Comments

  1. User Avatar
    Adam Lemmo
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    This is super succicnt, and here I was doing this all the time like a total schmo…

    JS Result
    EDIT ON
    function randomNum(minVal, maxVal) {
    do {
    r = Math.random();
    } while (r == 1);
    return minVal+Math.floor(r*(maxVal+1-minVal));
    }
    var coolwords = new Array();
    coolwords[0] = “robot”;
    coolwords[1] = “inferno”;
    coolwords[2] = “giga”;
    coolwords[3] = “infinity”;
    coolwords[4] = “pow”;
    coolwords[5] = “smash”;
    coolwords[6] = “boom”;
    coolwords[7] = “crunch”;
    coolwords[8] = “robot”;
    coolwords[9] = “inferno”;

    document.body.innerHTML = coolwords[randomNum(0, coolwords.length-1)];

  2. User Avatar
    Pankaj
    Permalink to comment#

    var mrrandom = Math.floor(Math.random()*10);
    $(“.myclass”).eq(mrrandom).click();

    This is Best example. you can try it.

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