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Random Values

1 min read•november 16, 2020

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Minna Chow


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Generating Random Numbers

Many coding languages provide a way to generate random numbers, and College Board's Pseudocode is no exception. It's a good tool for many programs.
Here's what the random generator looks like in Pseudocode:
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...and here's its equivalent in Python:
import random c = random.randint(a,b)
Notice how you have to import the random module into your program in order to gain access to the random generator.
One example where random value generators come into handy is in simulations.

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