## How to generate a random number in python :

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a *random number _in python. Generating a random number in python is easier than you think. Everything is already defined in a module called _random*. Just import it and use its inbuilt functions.

I will show you how to print a_ random float*, _random float in a range*, *random integer*, *random integer in a range*, *even random number in a range*, *random element in a sequence and how to shuffle a list*.

All the code in this tutorial is compatible with python 3. If you have python 2 installed on your system, maybe you will have to change a few lines.

```
# Print a random float
import random
print(random.random())
# Print a random float in range
import random
print(random.uniform(1,10))
# Print a random integer
import random
print(random.randrange(10))
# Print an integer number within a range
import random
print("Random number using randrange : ");
print(random.randrange(2,10))
print("Random number using randint : ");
print(random.randint(2,10))
# Print only even random number in a range
import random
print("Even Random number : ")
print(random.randrange(2,10,2))
print("Random number Divisible by 5 : ")
print(random.randrange(0,100,5))
# Print a random element in a sequence
import random
days = ["sun","mon","tue","wed","thu","fri","sat"]
print(random.choice(days))
# Shuffle a list
import random
days = ["sun","mon","tue","wed","thu","fri","sat"]
for x in range(5):
print("shuffling..")
random.shuffle(days)
print(days)
```

## Example 1: Print a random float :

Don’t forget to import the ’*random*’ module at the start of the program.

The method_ ‘random()’_ is called to create one random float.

## Example 2: Print a random float in a range :

It will print one random number within *1* and *10*. *uniform()* method takes two arguments and returns one random number within the range. This method is useful if you want to get a random number in a range.

## Example 3: Print a random integer :

It will print an integer from_ 0 to 9_. Run it and you will always get one value in this range. You can use this method to set the upper range of the generated random number.

## Example 4: Print an integer number within a range :

To print an integer in a given range, we have two functions : *randrange(a,b)* and *randint(a,b)*. The only difference between both is that *randint(a,b)* will include all integers from *a to b*, but *randrange(a,b)* will include integers from *a to b-1*. That means_ randint(a,b)_ is similar to *randrange(a,b+1)*. Let’s have a look at how to implement both :

Keep running it continuously. At one point, randint will print 10, but randrange will never.

## Example 5: Print only even random number in a range :

We can pass one more argument to the randrange function. It is known as step i.e. if we pass *2*, it will produce only numbers divisible by *2*, for *3* it will produce numbers divisible by *3* etc. Let’s take a look :

The first one will print only even random numbers in between *2 to 9* and the second one will print only random numbers *divisible by 5* in between *0 to 99*. ’*randrange*’ is a useful method if we want to produce random integers. Using this method, we can create one random integer *less than a number*, random integer within a range or a random integer divisible by a specific number.

## Example 6: Print a random element in a sequence :

The *random* module contains one method called choice that takes one sequence as the argument and returns one random element of that sequence. If the sequence is empty, it will raise one *IndexError*.Let’s take a look at the below program to understand this :

It will print one random word from the provided input sequence.

## Example 7: Shuffle a list :

Module random also has one method called shuffle that shuffles all elements of a list. For example :

It will print output like below :

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