So far I have figured out how to import the file, create new files, and randomize the list.
I'm having trouble selecting only 50 items from the list randomly to write to a file?
def randomizer(input,output1='random_1.txt',output2='random_2.txt',output3='random_3.txt',output4='random_total.txt'): #Input file query=open(input,'r').read().split() dir,file=os.path.split(input) temp1 = os.path.join(dir,output1) temp2 = os.path.join(dir,output2) temp3 = os.path.join(dir,output3) temp4 = os.path.join(dir,output4) out_file4=open(temp4,'w') random.shuffle(query) for item in query: out_file4.write(item+'\n')
So if the total randomization file was
example: random_total = ['9','2','3','1','5','6','8','7','0','4']
I would want 3 files (out_file1|2|3) with the first random set of 3, second random set of 3, and third random set of 3 (for this example, but the one I want to create should have 50)
random_1 = ['9','2','3'] random_2 = ['1','5','6'] random_3 = ['8','7','0']
So the last '4' will not be included which is fine.
How can I select 50 from the list that I randomized ?
Even better, how could I select 50 at random from the original list ?