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What does the character import Theft work in the video? In the repl?

what does the word import means generally in python

1 Answer

Mel Rumsey
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Mel Rumsey
Treehouse Staff

Hi Hanwen Zhang!

Importing is when you are accessing a different python script or python module from your working python file. For example, If you are wanting to get a random number between 1 and 10, there is a python module that you can access called random which contains a randint() function. When you import random you are gaining access to everything that module contains. So when you call random.randint(1,10) that is accessing the random module, calling the randint() function, and passing in the required arguments.

What Kenneth is doing when importing random is he is also using the randint() function, but only for the numbers 0 and 1 because the integer 0 is falsy and 1 is truthy.

You can read up more on importing here! Hope this helps!

Thank you Mel