Random module missing?

Brown, Rodrick rodrick.brown at citi.com
Wed Sep 23 23:14:49 CEST 2009

Thanks Jerry that was the problem.

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From: python-list-bounces+rodrick.brown=citi.com at python.org [mailto:python-list-bounces+rodrick.brown=citi.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Jerry Hill
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 5:11 PM
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Subject: Re: Random module missing?

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__


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