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alex nonya
alex nonya
Courses Plus Student 9,265 Points

Random integer Module? Is there a module to import to simply ask for a random int between a start and stopping number?

This is such an inefficient way of generating random numbers, are there any modules that have created better methods?

I recently used Python3 to simply state randint(1, 10), which would give you a random integer between 1 and 10.

Why all the extra steps with Javascript?

Why don't you write a function like that, it's easy and then you can keep reusing it every time you need it.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,328 Points

The random function for picking integers in range is a well-known (and well-documented) formula that is easily implemented. The course shows how to do it in a single line.

As Piotr suggested, if you think you might use it frequently, you can always create your own library of functions and include it.