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Python Object-Oriented Python Instant Objects Methods

random.ranint

what does //return bool(random.ranint(0,1))// do i know it gives out a random integer of 0 to 1 but why are we using it

1 Answer

Hey! So,

random.randint(0, 1)

Uses the random package to generate a random whole number. We then pass the values of 0 and 1 in to generate an integer between 0 and 1. Which is 0 or 1.

Then we take this result, and run the bool function on it. This function will take a value, and will evaluate whether it is true or false. So, this will return the either True or False depending on what our random int is. In this case, 0 is False and 1 is True. This is as any non-zero number is true to the bool function.

So overall, we generate a random integer between 1 and 0, of which there is a 50/50 chance of either. Then we take that number and if its a one, we return True. If its a zero, we return false.

Hope this helps! :)