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Learning Predictive Analytics with Python by Ashish Kumar

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Generating random numbers and their usage

Random numbers are just like any other number in their property except for the fact that they assume a different value every time the call statement to generate a random number is executed. Random number generating methods use certain algorithms to generate different numbers every time, which are beyond the scope of this book. However, after a finitely large period, they might start generating the already generated numbers. In that sense, these numbers are not truly random and are sometimes called pseudo-random numbers.

In spite of them actually being pseudo-random, these numbers can be assumed to be random for all practical purposes. These numbers are of critical importance to predictive analysts because ...

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