Trying to use sets for random selection, but the pop() method returns items in order
pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 21:46:10 EDT 2009
On Jul 1, 6:37 pm, Paul Rubin <http://phr...@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at gmail.com> writes:
> > If you're iterating through the whole list and don't need to preserve
> > the original order (as was the case here) random.shuffle() is better.
> 1. Random.sample avoids iterating through the whole list when it can.
> 2. Say you want to choose 10 random numbers between 1 and 1000000.
> random.sample(xrange(1000000), 10)
> works nicely. Doing the same with shuffle is painful.
random.shuffle() is still better when you're iterating through the
whole list as the OP was doing.
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