Shuffle List in Python
List is an ordered sequence of items. You can shuffle these items using shuffle() function of random module.
shuffle() function takes a sequence and shuffles the order of elements.
Following is the quick code snippet to shuffle a list.
Example 1: Shuffle a List
In this example, we shall shuffle a list in Python using random package.
import random #initialize a list listA = [2, 8, 4, 3, 1, 5] #shuffle list random.shuffle(listA) print(listA)
When the above program is run, it prints a shuffled list. We have run it many times, to see the order of elements change.
Example 2: Shuffle a List of Strings
In this program, we shall take a list of string and shuffle them.
import random #initialize a list listA = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e'] #shuffle list random.shuffle(listA) print(listA)
During each run, the list of strings is shuffled.
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