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Python – Random insertion of elements K times

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  • Last Updated : 05 Sep, 2020
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Given 2 list, insert random elements from List 2 to List 1, K times at random position.

Input : test_list = [5, 7, 4, 2, 8, 1], add_list = [“Gfg”, “Best”, “CS”], K = 2
Output : [5, 7, 4, 2, 8, 1, ‘Best’, ‘Gfg’]
Explanation : Random elements from List 2 are added 2 times.

Input : test_list = [5, 7, 4, 2, 8, 1], add_list = [“Gfg”, “Best”, “CS”], K = 1
Output : [5, 7, 4, 2, 8, 1, ‘Gfg’]
Explanation : Random elements from List 2 are added 1 times.

Method : Using randint() + list slicing + loop + choice()

In this, choice() is used to get random elements from list 2 to insert into list 1 and, randint() is used to get index at which this needs to be inserted. Then list slicing is used to remake list according to newer order.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of 
# Random insertion of elements K times
# Using randint() + list slicing + loop + choice()
import random
  
# initializing list
test_list = [5, 7, 4, 2, 8, 1]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list : " + str(test_list))
  
# initializing add list 
add_list = ["Gfg", "Best", "CS"]
  
# initializing K 
K = 3
  
for idx in range(K):
      
    # choosing index to enter element
    index = random.randint(0, len(test_list))
      
    # reforming list and getting random element to add
    test_list = test_list[:index] + [random.choice(add_list)] + test_list[index:]
  
# printing result 
print("The created List : " + str(test_list))

Output

The original list : [5, 7, 4, 2, 8, 1]
The created List : [5, 7, 4, 2, 'Best', 8, 1, 'Best', 'Gfg']

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