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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

Adam Sigel
Adam Sigel
3,980 Points

Getting `NameError: name 'random_item' is not defined` in code challenge that works elsewhere

This works when I try it in my text editor and Terminal, but it's getting rejected as a code challenge answer based on NameError. What am I missing?

# random_item("Treehouse")
# The randomly selected number is 4.
# The return value would be "h"

import random

def random_item(item):
    return item[random.randint(0,len(item))-1]

1 Answer

Adam Sigel
Adam Sigel
3,980 Points

Turns out it was the item.split() line. That was not needed. Very helpful explanatory post here: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/random