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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

Conor McCracken
Conor McCracken
718 Points

Python Basics: Letter Game Challenge 1 I do not understand why my code doesn't work.

I cannot figure out what is wrong with my code. I am currently getting a Name Error saying my function's name is not defined. Help?

item.py
# EXAMPLE
# random_item("Treehouse")
# The randomly selected number is 4.
# The return value would be "h"
import random

def random_item(iterable):
    random_index = random.randint(0, len(iterable) - 1)
    return(index(random_index))

2 Answers

Domenic Carobine
Domenic Carobine
9,014 Points

Hey, I think the NameError is coming from "index" in your return statement. Also, you need brackets [] to index a string. If you switch up your return statement like I have below you should be able to pass the quiz:

import random

def random_item(iterable):
    random_index = random.randint(0, len(iterable) - 1)
    return iterable[random_index]
Conor McCracken
Conor McCracken
718 Points

Thank you very much! It worked like a charm