Random color generator

Random color generator

Given this function, I want to replace the color with a random color generator.
document.overlay = GPolyline.fromEncoded({
color: “#0000FF”,
weight: 10,
points: encoded_points,
zoomFactor: 32,
levels: encoded_levels,
numLevels: 4
});

How can I do it?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

Use getRandomColor() in place of "#0000FF":

function getRandomColor() {
  var letters = '0123456789ABCDEF';
  var color = '#';
  for (var i = 0; i < 6; i++) {
    color += letters[Math.floor(Math.random() * 16)];
  }
  return color;
}



function setRandomColor() {
  $("#colorpad").css("background-color", getRandomColor());
}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id="colorpad" style="width:300px;height:300px;background-color:#000">

</div>
<button onclick="setRandomColor()">Random Color</button>

Solution 2:

I doubt anything will be faster or shorter than this one:

"#"+((1<<24)*Math.random()|0).toString(16)

Challenge!

Solution 3:

Here is another take on this problem.

My goal was to create vibrant and distinct colors. To ensure the colors are distinct I avoid using a random generator and select “evenly spaced” colors from the rainbow.

This is perfect for creating pop-out markers in Google Maps that have optimal “uniqueness” (that is, no two markers will have similar colors).

function rainbow(numOfSteps, step) {
    // This function generates vibrant, "evenly spaced" colours (i.e. no clustering). This is ideal for creating easily distinguishable vibrant markers in Google Maps and other apps.
    // Adam Cole, 2011-Sept-14
    // HSV to RBG adapted from: http://mjijackson.com/2008/02/rgb-to-hsl-and-rgb-to-hsv-color-model-conversion-algorithms-in-javascript
    var r, g, b;
    var h = step / numOfSteps;
    var i = ~~(h * 6);
    var f = h * 6 - i;
    var q = 1 - f;
    switch(i % 6){
        case 0: r = 1; g = f; b = 0; break;
        case 1: r = q; g = 1; b = 0; break;
        case 2: r = 0; g = 1; b = f; break;
        case 3: r = 0; g = q; b = 1; break;
        case 4: r = f; g = 0; b = 1; break;
        case 5: r = 1; g = 0; b = q; break;
    }
    var c = "#" + ("00" + (~ ~(r * 255)).toString(16)).slice(-2) + ("00" + (~ ~(g * 255)).toString(16)).slice(-2) + ("00" + (~ ~(b * 255)).toString(16)).slice(-2);
    return (c);
}

If you wish to see what this looks like in action see http://blog.adamcole.ca/2011/11/simple-javascript-rainbow-color.html.

Solution 4:

Who can beat it?

'#'+Math.random().toString(16).substr(-6);

Guaranteed to work all the time: http://jsbin.com/OjELIfo/2/edit

Based on @eterps comment the code above can still generate shorter strings if hexadecimal representation of the random color is very short (0.730224609375 => 0.baf)

This code should work in all cases:

function makeRandomColor(){
  var c = '';
  while (c.length < 7) {
    c += (Math.random()).toString(16).substr(-6).substr(-1)
  }
  return '#'+c;
}

Solution 5:

There is no need for a hash of hexadecimal letters. JavaScript can do this by itself:

function get_random_color() {
  function c() {
    var hex = Math.floor(Math.random()*256).toString(16);
    return ("0"+String(hex)).substr(-2); // pad with zero
  }
  return "#"+c()+c()+c();
}

Solution 6:

I like this one: '#' + (Math.random().toString(16) + "000000").substring(2,8)