.sample()

Published Mar 3, 2022Updated Mar 9, 2022
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The .sample() method returns a list of items that are randomly sampled from a given population. The returned list consists of randomly selected items without duplicates.

Syntax

For arguments, the .sample() method accepts a population and a number to set the length of the returned sample.

random.sample(population, number)

The population is a sequence of items can either be a list, string, or range. If sets are used, they should be converted to a list or tuple before being passed to this method.

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