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Section 5.6 Glossary

Glossary Glossary

deterministic
A process that is repeatable and predictable.
documentation
A place where you can go to get detailed information about aspects of your programming language.
module
A file containing Python definitions and statements intended for use in other Python programs. The contents of a module are made available to the other program by using the import statement.
pseudo-random number
A number that is not genuinely random but is instead created algorithmically.
random number
A number that is generated in such a way as to exhibit statistical randomness.
random number generator
A function that will provide you with random numbers, usually between 0 and 1.
standard library
A collection of modules that are part of the normal installation of Python.
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