Map a property between different numeric ranges

Problem

You want to scale a number from one numeric range to another. For example, a sensor reading in the range 0 - 1023 should be mapped to a voltage range of 0 - 5.

Solution

Use the Range node to map between the defined ranges.

Example

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Discussion

The Range node can be used to linearly scale between two different numberic ranges.

By default, the result is not constrained to the range defined in the node. This means using the voltage example above, a value of 2046 would map to a result of 10.

The node can be configured to constrain the result to the target range, or apply simple modulo arithmetic so the value wraps within the target range.