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Sachin Kanchan
Sachin Kanchan
564 Points

AttributeError: module 'random' has no attribute 'randint'

I ran this code here on TeamTreeHouse work-space few days ago and it was fine. Now I am getting this error:- "AttributeError: module 'random' has no attribute 'randint'
Why? Is this a teamtreehouse bug?

import random

def game():

    # generate random number between 1 & 20
    secret_num = int(input("Enter a number between 1 & 20 for me to guess: "))

    # computer guesses numbers to display to user    
    guess = random.randint(1, 20)            
    guesses = []

    while len(guesses) < 5:

        if guess==secret_num:
            print("Ya'ay! I got it. The number is {}".format(secret_num))

        elif guess!=secret_num:

            # if it doesn't get correct answer in 1st attempt, it will ask for feedback
            # type "l" if your secret_num is less than computer's guess
            # type "h" if your secret_num is more than computer's guess

            print("Is it lower than or higher than {}".format(guess))
            user_input= input("")
            if user_input=="l":
                guess = random.randint(1, guess)
            elif user_input=="h":
                guess = random.randint(guess, 20)

        print("I lost. Your number was: {}".format(secret_num))

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! Your code compiles and runs fine for me. Have you tried making a new workspace and then copy/pasting the code you have here into a new file? Then recompile and run it. I know that a day or two ago there was some emergency maintenance on the workspaces system. This would be the first thing to try. But I copied and pasted your code into a brand new python file and it compiled and ran just fine :smiley:

Sachin Kanchan
Sachin Kanchan
564 Points

Thanks heaps Jen :) I created a new workspace, and a new file. But still same issue. Will mail TTH support.

Sachin Kanchan
Sachin Kanchan
564 Points

HI Jennifer, I realized the problem. I named my file "random.py" Hence the problem. I renamed it to rand_num.py and it works fine now.

The issue was when the code tried to import random module, it tried to import itself. :D LOL