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?
temp1 = os.path.join(dir,output1)
temp2 = os.path.join(dir,output2)
temp3 = os.path.join(dir,output3)
temp4 = os.path.join(dir,output4)
for item in query:
random_total = ['9','2','3','1','5','6','8','7','0','4']
random_1 = ['9','2','3']
random_2 = ['1','5','6']
random_3 = ['8','7','0']
If the list is in random order, you can just take the first 50
Help on method sample in module random: sample(self, population, k) method of random.Random instance Chooses k unique random elements from a population sequence. Returns a new list containing elements from the population while leaving the original population unchanged. The resulting list is in selection order so that all sub-slices will also be valid random samples. This allows raffle winners (the sample) to be partitioned into grand prize and second place winners (the subslices). Members of the population need not be hashable or unique. If the population contains repeats, then each occurrence is a possible selection in the sample. To choose a sample in a range of integers, use xrange as an argument. This is especially fast and space efficient for sampling from a large population: sample(xrange(10000000), 60)