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Python: Select an item randomly from a list

Python List: Exercise - 25 with Solution

Write a Python program to select an item randomly from a list.

Use random.choice() to get a random element from a given list.

Example - 1 :

Python: Select an item randomly from a list

Example - 2 :

Python: Select an item randomly from a list

Example - 3 :

Python: Select an item randomly from a list

Sample Solution-1:

Python Code:

import random
color_list = ['Red', 'Blue', 'Green', 'White', 'Black']
print(random.choice(color_list))

Sample Output:

Black

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Sample Solution-2:

Python Code:

from random import choice
def random_element(lst):
  return choice(lst) 
print(random_element([2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15]))

Sample Output:

4

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Flowchart: Select an item randomly from a list

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Python: Tips of the Day

Floor Division:

When we speak of division we normally mean (/) float division operator, this will give a precise result in float format with decimals.

For a rounded integer result there is (//) floor division operator in Python. Floor division will only give integer results that are round numbers.

print(1000 // 300)
print(1000 / 300)

Output:

3
3.3333333333333335