The choices() method returns multiple random elements from the list with replacement. You can weigh the possibility of each result with the
weights parameter or the
cum_weights parameter. The elements can be a string, a range, a list, a tuple or any other kind of sequence.
Syntax : random.choices(sequence, weights=None, cum_weights=None, k=1)
1. sequence is a mandatory parameter that can be a list, tuple, or string.
2. weights is an optional parameter which is used to weigh the possibility for each value.
3. cum_weights is an optional parameter which is used to weigh the possibility for each value but in this the possibility is accumulated
4. k is an optional parameter that is used to define the length of the returned list.
Note: This method is different from random.choice().
Note: Every time output will be different as the system returns random elements.
['geeks', 'geeks', 'geeks', 'for', 'for']
Practical application: Print a random list with 6 items.
Note: The output changes every time as choices() function is used.
['apple', 'banana', 'apple', 'apple', 'apple', 'banana']
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