Querying random nodes

I’m aware of the rand() function but I couldn’t figure out how to get e.g. 10 randomly selected vertices out of all existing vertices.
Any hints?

Hi Grizard,

By nature the GSQL SELECT statement is psuedo-random.

The below SELECT will return different results each time it is run.

random = SELECT s
         FROM S:s
         LIMIT 10;

If you are looking to randomly sample edges or using a qualifier more than a source vertex set, you can use the SAMPLE clause.

random = SELECT s
         FROM S:s - (:e) - :v
         SAMPLE 10 TARGETS
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Dan, thanks for your answer. However re-running the first statement multiple results in the very same nodes each time. Is there a way to get a different result set each time?