Python Number choice() Method



The choice() method of the Python Random module is an inbuilt function in Python programming language which is known to return a random element from a tuple, list, string or any non-empty sequence. One can make use of the random.choice() function in order to select a random password from the word-list, while selecting a random element from the data available.


Here is the syntax for choice() method −

choice( seq )

Note − This function is not accessible directly, so we need to import random module and then we need to call this function using random static object.


  • seq − This could be a list, tuple, or string.

Return Value

This method returns a random item.


The following example shows the usage of choice() method.

import random

print "choice([1, 2, 3, 5, 9]) : ", random.choice([1, 2, 3, 5, 9])
print "choice('A String') : ", random.choice('A String')

When we run above program, it produces following result:

choice([1, 2, 3, 5, 9]) :  2
choice('A String') :  n

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