Predictive Hacks

How to pick randomly an item from a list in Python

Assume that your list is the:

my_list = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e']

And you want to pick an item randomly. The you can use the choice from numpy:

import numpy as np
np.random.choice(my_list, size=1, replace=True)
'c'

Note that we can pick more elements (size) with or without replacement (replace)

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