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\section{Standard Module \sectcode{rand}}

\stmodindex{rand} This module implements a pseudo-random number
generator with an interface similar to \code{rand()} in C\@.  It defines
the following functions:

\renewcommand{\indexsubitem}{(in module rand)}
\begin{funcdesc}{rand}{}
Returns an integer random number in the range [0 ... 32768).
\end{funcdesc}

\begin{funcdesc}{choice}{s}
Returns a random element from the sequence (string, tuple or list)
\var{s}.
\end{funcdesc}

\begin{funcdesc}{srand}{seed}
Initializes the random number generator with the given integral seed.
When the module is first imported, the random number is initialized with
the current time.
\end{funcdesc}