# Random Class

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## 1 Replies - 2005 Views - Last Post: 26 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

### #1 stackoverflow

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# Random Class

Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:32 PM

Description: The methods return the values. You need to store them or print them etc. There is no error checking so the class assumes the base and limit are valid.This is a random class for generating random evens, odds within a range-- as well numbers within a range.
```import random

class Random:
def __init__(self, base, limit):
self.base  = base
self.limit = limit

def even(self):
roll = 1 # can't initialize to 0
while roll % 2 != 0:
roll = random.randint(self.base, self.limit)
return roll

def odd(self):
roll = 0 # can't initialize to 1
while roll % 2 == 0:
roll = random.randint(self.base, self.limit)
return roll

def random(self):
return random.randint(self.base, self.limit)
```

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## Replies To: Random Class

### #2 stackoverflow

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## Re: Random Class

Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:32 PM

Description: The methods return the values. You need to store them or print them etc. There is no error checking so the class assumes the base and limit are valid.This is a random class for generating random evens, odds within a range-- as well numbers within a range.
```import random

class Random:
def __init__(self, base, limit):
''' Creates a Random object, the base and limit are inclusive
'''
self.base  = base
self.limit = limit

def even(self):
roll = 1 # can't initialize to 0
while roll % 2 != 0:
roll = random.randint(self.base, self.limit)
return roll

def odd(self):
roll = 0 # can't initialize to 1
while roll % 2 == 0:
roll = random.randint(self.base, self.limit)
return roll

def random(self):
''' returns a random number between base and limit including the base
and limit
'''
return random.randint(self.base, self.limit)
```

### #3 Curtis Rutland

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## Re: Random Class

Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

I would suggest that you make it clear whether or not "base" and "limit" are inclusive or exclusive (for instance, in C#, the lower limit is inclusive, and the upper is exclusive). Also, I'd suggest that you name the first parameter something other than "base", since in the context of numbers, that suggests radix rather than lower bound.