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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Number Game Introduction

Michael LaCroix
Michael LaCroix
5,828 Points

Is something wrong with my code or the Python Shell?

I start with this:

import random

#generate a ran num between 1-10
secret_num = random.randint(1, 10)

while True:
    #get a num guess from player
    guess = int(input("Guess a number between 1 and 10: "))

    #compare guess to secret num
    if guess == secret_num:
      print("You got it! My number was {}".format(secret_num))
      print("That's not it!")

and get this: "AttributeError: module 'random' has no attribute 'randint'

I started over from scratch with this:

import random

And get the EXACT same error. How on earth does it know something I haven't even written yet? And yes - I triple checked that I was running separate programs for each of these and not accidentally running the same one,

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

It is unclear why this would happen. If you truly restart a Python shell then type import random. It should parse the code in the module random cleanly. Can you cut-and-paste the contents of the shell window into a comment (including the OS shell prompt showing the start of the Python shell)?

Geovany Martinez
Geovany Martinez
7,727 Points


Are you using the launcher provided by the site or your terminal?