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Author serhiy.storchaka
Recipients aisaac, eli.bendersky, madison.may, mark.dickinson, pitrou, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, tim.peters, westley.martinez
Date 2013-09-11.22:29:39
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The proposed patch add two methods to the Random class and two module level functions: weighted_choice() and weighted_choice_generator().

weighted_choice(data) accepts either mapping or sequence and returns a key or index x with probability which is proportional to data[x].

If you need several elements with same distribution, use weighted_choice_generator(data) which returns an iterator which produces random keys or indices of the data. It is more faster than calling weighted_choice(data) repeatedly and is more flexible than generating a list of random values at specified size (as in NumPy).
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