random() module in Python

In this tutorial, we are going to see how to use the random module in Python.

A random module is generally used to generate Pseudo-random numbers. The pseudo-random numbers are generated by some deterministic computation.

Table of contents

  1. random( )
  2. randint( )
  3. randrange( )
  4. choice( )
  5. shuffle( )

different random() function in Python

There are various functions are used to generate these random numbers. let’s see it one by one.

To use a random module from Python first we need to import it from the Python library.

import random


This random.random( ) function is used to generate the float  numbers between 0.0 to 1.0.

>>> import random
>>> random.random()

The arguments are not needed in it.


This random.randint( ) function which returns the random value from the given range.

consider the below example,

>>> import random
>>> random.randint(1,50)

here, inside the parameter we passed 1 as a start value and 50 as given as end value.so it will return a random number between the range 1 and 50.

Note: it will also return the start or end number also. ie.,1 or 50 as a random number.


This random.randrange( ) function will return a value that is given inside the range sequence.

>>> import random
>>> random.randrange(1,20,2)

Inside the range function, we were given the start value is 1, the end value is 10  and the step value is given 2 so it will generate any random numbers between 1 and 20  inside with step value 2.


The random.choice( ) will return a random number from the given sequence of numbers.

>>> import random
>>> random.choice((10,11,12,14,15,16))

Here the sequence of numbers was given inside the choice. So, it will return a number from it.


The random.shuffle( )  will randomly shuffle the elements present inside the list.

>>> import random
>>> value = [10,11,12,13,14,15]
>>> random.shuffle(value)
>>> value
[13, 14, 15, 10, 12, 11]


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