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Using 'Random.nextDouble()' to get random integer

Reports calls to java.util.Random.nextDouble() that are used to create a positive integer number by multiplying the call by a factor and casting to an integer.

For generating a random positive integer in a range, java.util.Random.nextInt(int) is simpler and more efficient.


int getRandomInt() { return (int) ((new Random()).nextDouble() * SIZE); }

After the quick-fix is applied:

int getRandomInt() { return (new Random()).nextInt(SIZE); }

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IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

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Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024