Random Number Generator Error

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Mar 18 10:55:07 CET 2006


"ahmet nurlu" wrote:

>  It gives error:
>      Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "random.py", line 2, in ?
>      from pylab import *
>    File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pylab.py", line 1, in ?
>      from matplotlib.pylab import *
>    File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/pylab.py", line 196, in ?
>      import mlab  #so I can override hist, psd, etc...
>    File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/mlab.py", line 58, in ?
>      import sys, random
>    File "/home/ofenerci/workspace/random.py", line 11, in ?
>      if (rand() > 0.5):
>  NameError: name 'rand' is not defined
>  [3]   Done                    gedit random.py

if you look at the filenames in that traceback, you'll notice that when
matplotlib imports the random module, it loads your test program instead
of the expected standard library module.

to fix this, rename your test program.

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