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Using Random Module

03.06.2006
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>>> import random

>>> # 0.0 <= float < 1.0
>>> random.random()
0.41360177662769904

>>> # 10.0 <= float < 20.0
>>> random.uniform(10,20)
15.743669918803288

>>> # 10 <= int <= 20  (can be 20)
>>> random.randint(10,20)
10

>>> # 10 <= int < 20  (even only, coz step=2)
>>> random.randrange(10,20,2)
16

>>> # choose from a list
>>> random.choice([1, 2, 3, 5, 9])
2

>>> # make a list into random order
>>> cards = range(52)
>>> random.shuffle(cards)  # order is random now
>>> cards[:5]   # get 5 cards
[37, 14, 42, 44, 6]