How to generate a random number with a specific amount of digits?

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Let"s say I need a 3-digit number, so it would be something like:

>>> random(3)
563

or

>>> random(5)
26748
>> random(2)
56

Answer rating: 225

You can use either of random.randint or random.randrange. So to get a random 3-digit number:

from random import randint, randrange

randint(100, 999)     # randint is inclusive at both ends
randrange(100, 1000)  # randrange is exclusive at the stop

* Assuming you really meant three digits, rather than "up to three digits".


To use an arbitrary number of digits:

from random import randint

def random_with_N_digits(n):
    range_start = 10**(n-1)
    range_end = (10**n)-1
    return randint(range_start, range_end)
    
print random_with_N_digits(2)
print random_with_N_digits(3)
print random_with_N_digits(4)

Output:

33
124
5127




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