Join our newsletter for the latest updates.

Python Program to Randomly Select an Element From the List

In this example, you will learn to select a random element from the list.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following Python programming topics:


Example 1: Using random module

import random

my_list = [1, 'a', 32, 'c', 'd', 31]
print(random.choice(my_list))

Output

31

Using random module, we can generate a random element from a list. As shown in the example above, the list my_list is passed as a parameter to choice() method of random module.

Note: The output may vary.


Example 2: Using secrets module

import secrets

my_list = [1, 'a', 32, 'c', 'd', 31]
print(secrets.choice(my_list))

Output

c

Using choice() method of secrets module, you can select a random element from the list.

It is cryptographically safer than the random module.

Did you find this article helpful?