Random module missing?

Jerry Hill malaclypse2 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 23:11:13 CEST 2009


On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Brown, Rodrick <rodrick.brown at citi.com> wrote:
> I seen some documentation about random.random() but my version seems to be broken?
>
> Python 2.3.4 (#1, Jul 16 2009, 07:03:37)
> [GCC 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-11)] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> import random
>>>> dir(random)
> ['__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__']
>>>> random.random()
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'rand
>
> Please advise thanks.


You have a file named random.py (and/or random.pyc) that is shadowing
the built in module.  Rename it.

if you have trouble finding it, you can do the following:

import random
print random.__file__



-- 
Jerry



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