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  • Last Updated : 10 Jan, 2018
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choice() is an inbuilt function in Python programming language that returns a random item from a list, tuple, or string.

Syntax:

random.choice(sequence)
Parameters: 
sequence is a mandatory parameter that
can be a list, tuple, or string.
Returns:  
The choice() returns a random item. 

Note:We have to import random to use choice() method.

Below is the Python3 implementation of the above approach:




# Python3 program to demonstrate the use of
# choice() method 
  
# import random 
import random
  
# prints a random value from the list
list1 = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
print(random.choice(list1))
  
# prints a random item from the string 
string = "striver" 
print(random.choice(string))  

The output every-time will be different as the system returns a random item.
Output:

5
s

Practical application:
Print any random number 5 times from a given list.




# Python3 program to demonstrate the practical application
# choice() 
  
# import random module 
import random 
  
list1 = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  
for x in range(5):
    print(random.choice(list1))

The output changes every time as choice() function is used.
Output:

1
4
1
5
7
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