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Why doesn't this pass?
import random def nchoices(n, t): num = n + 1 times = t output =  my_range = list(range(num)) for time in list(range(times)): my_random = random.choice(my_range) output.append(my_random) print (output) nchoices(100,25)
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,064 Points
The challenge asks to pick random items from a iterable. The iterable can be any container such as a list, set, dict, string. I've updated your code to treat the "n" argument as a container.
import random def nchoices(n, t): '''Return t random item from iterable n''' #num = n + 1 times = t output =  #my_range = list(range(num)) for time in list(range(times)): my_random = random.choice(n) #<-- choose from n instead of my_range output.append(my_random) #print (output) return output #<-- need to return instead of print #nchoices(100,25) #<-- comment out.
This can be simplified. Using 'iterable' as more descriptive argument than 'n' and 'times' directly as the argument
import random def nchoices(iterable, times): '''Return random items from iterable''' output =  # range returns a list for time in range(times): output.append(random.choice(iterable)) #<-- can combine steps return output
I guess I was close, I think I read the question wrong or the question was not clear enough. Thanks for the clarity. Also, didn't now that range() is an actual list() type object. : ) Kool.