# Working with random in python , generate a number,float in range etc.

## 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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